Arsenal, Newcastle eyeing Chelsea keeper Cudicini

Arsenal are being linked with Chelsea goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini.

After seeing a loan move to Manchester City blocked, Cudicini made his displeasure known through his agent yesterday.

Fernando Pastorello said: "Carlo is not happy. He had an opportunity to leave and play a bit more but Chelsea said no.

"They told him he had to stay because there was not enough time to find a new goalkeeper to replace him.

"Carlo thinks it is time for him to play a bit more. At Chelsea he expects to be the second choice but when you get the chance to play it is something you have to be interested in."

Cudicini has made just 15 league appearances since Petr Cech arrived and has looked short of confidence.

There would be no shortage of clubs interested if Chelsea were to release him, with Newcastle considering a loan move and the position of Arsenal's Jens Lehmann being questioned, says the Daily Mail.

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