In all the brouhaha about Petr Cech and his potential move to Arsenal, the future of his mentor and coach, Christophe Lollichon, has also been part of the conversation.
The pair have worked together for 10 years at Rennes and Chelsea, and rumours suggested that the transfer of the player might see the Blues goalkeeping coach move to North London as well.
This was given more credence when the Gunners allowed one of their goalkeeping coaches, Tony Roberts, to join Swansea.
However, speaking to L’Equipe, Lollichon has played down the chances of him joining Cech at the Emirates (if that goes through), and says he doesn’t believe Jose Mourinho would allow the move to happen.
“I do not know if this has been discussed between the two clubs,” he said, “but I do not think Chelsea will be favourable.
“For now, it does not matter. No contact has been made.”
I suppose the first thing to worry about would be signing the player then, if necessary, the bells and whistles can be added, but it’s hard to imagine Chelsea will let their goalkeeping coach leave – especially when we know Mourinho is so opposed to Cech joining Arsenal in the first place.