Arsenal have identified Peter Gulacsi as a potential long-term replacement for Petr Cech but are likely to face competition from Chelsea, according to ESPN.
Cech remains Arsenal’s undisputed No.1 but will turn 36 next May and is in the final 18 months of his current contract.
Neither David Ospina and Emiliano Martinez, who was loaned out to Getafe in the summer, retain the full confidence of Arsene Wenger and a search to replace the former Chelsea goalkeeper is underway.
Wojciech Szczesny was earmarked as Cech’s most likely successor, but the Pole, who spent two years on loan at Roma, was sold to Juventus in the summer, whose own legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is set to retire at the end of the current campaign.
ESPN claim scouts from two Premier League clubs were in attendance to watch Gulacsi in action during RB Leipzig’s 2-0 defeat against Bayern Munich last Saturday.
Chelsea, too, are said to be considering their options with Real Madrid continuing to monitor Thibaut Courtois, who is yet to agree terms over a new long-term deal and has regularly spoken of his desire to return to Spain at some point in the future.
Gulasci, 27, is a Hungary international who spent five years at Liverpool without making a single appearance for the Merseysiders but would count as a homegrown player, were he to sign for another Premier League club.