Russian midfielder Aleksandr Golovin is being closely monitored by Chelsea as the Blues prepare a £27 million bid for the CSKA Moscow midfielder, as reported by the Telegraph.
Golovin, 22-years-old, could seal a move to Stamford Bridge this summer after making over 100 appearances for CSKA Moscow in his short career so far and would add an attacking threat to the Chelsea squad.
The asking price from CSKA is around £27 million which has not affected the Blues desire to bring him to the club.
Golovin has impressed for Russia during this summer’s World Cup as the host nation have surprised many by qualifying for the Round of 16.
Juventus have also been in for Golovin this summer but Chelsea appear to be leading the chase for him as the London club are hoping to secure his services once the World Cup is over.
Chelsea are looking to add to their midfield and look towards the future, with reports by the Telegraph of midfielder, Danny Drinkwater, possibly being on his way out after only signing last year, as well as Cesc Fabregas and Pedro only having one year left on their contract.
One key factors of Golovin’s rise in Russia is down to the former national team’s manager, Leonid Slutsky, whom is a friend of Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich, as he was the manager at CSKA Moscow at the time of Golovin being brought through the ranks and breaking into the team.
Do you think Golovin will be a good addition for Chelsea? Let us know by commenting below or tweeting us @AllOutFootball_ with the hashtag #AOF!’