Saturday, 29 November 2014
Wenger rules out Arsenal bid for Cech
Arsene Wenger has quashed rumours linking Arsenal with a January move for Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech.
Cech has hinted at looking for a new club after falling behind Thibaut Courtois in the pecking order at Stamford Bridge, and according to newspaper reports the Gunners are planning a £7 million bid.
But when asked about a possible move by reporters on Friday, Wenger rejected the notion out of hand.
Lukas Podolski is another who has gone public with unhappiness at a lack of sufficient playing time, with a January move also mooted for the Germany international.
Former club Koln have already ruled out bringing the striker back in January, as well as Schalke, and Wenger has admitted Arsenal are yet to receive any offers for the 29-year-old.
"I have had no enquiries from anybody," Wenger said.
"He faces big competition. He has an outstanding attitude and he works very hard."