Chelsea close in on signing Russian star Golovin this summer

Chelsea close in on signing Russian star Golovin this summer

Oluwatomiwa Babalola
June 29, 2018 at 9:07 AM

- Chelsea want to sign Russian star Aleksandr Golovin this summer

- The 22-year-old midfielder has been impressive for the 2018 World Cup host country this summer

- Meanwhile, incoming boss Maurizio Sarri has sanctioned the signing of the midfielder

FA Cup champions Chelsea are reportedly close to signing Russian star Aleksandr Golovin this summer.

The 22-year-old has been superb for his country at the ongoing 2018 FIFA World Cup - scoring one goal in two matches.

He scored five goals for CSKA Moskva in the Russian League last season and the incoming Blues boss Maurizio Sarri has approved his signing.

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According to the Mirror, the Stamford Bridge outfit are in pole position to sign the midfielder who is also wanted by Italian giants Juventus.

Chelsea are yet to sort out their coaching issues as they are yet to finalise Sarri deal, but the incoming boss is interested to sign Golovin.

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The 59-year-old was said to have tried to sign Golovin while managing Napoli, and he has made him one of his major targets at the Bridge.

Meanwhile, CSKA Moskva are ready to allow their player leave but will not listen to offers below £22 million.

Sarri is confident he will be unveiled as Antonio Conte's replacement within days even though they have yet to agree a pay-off with Antonio Conte who has one year left on his £9m-a-year contract.

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Conte wants to see out his contract at the club despite the fallen out he had with his employers last term.

His contract expires in the summer of 2019 having refused to terminate his contract with the club.

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich will clearly like to see Golovin succeed and the midfielder has earned rave reviews as Russia reached the last 16. earlier reported that Chelsea have reportedly joined the race to sign Russian side World Cup star Aleksandr Golovin.

The 22-year-old scored one of the goals that powered the host country to a 5-0 win over Saudi Arabia in their opening Group A encounter at the Luzhniki Stadium on Thursday, June 14.

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Though, the Blues are yet to sort out their managerial issue as they are still trying to seal Maurizio Sarri's deal this summer.

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