According to reports, Chelsea could be close to signing Russian Aleksandr Golovin after the World Cup ends.
The 22-year-old has put in an excellent display for his country so far during the World Cup and has definitely impressed many.
The West London club are interested in signing the Russian, after Juventus has a bid believed to be worth around £18m rejected.
Chelsea have been cut from 6/1 into 1/4 favourites to sign the midfielder, following Russia’s penalty shoot-out win over Spain, in which he scored.
“He is one of the best national team players along with Cheryshev and Dzyuba,” Golovin’s agent, Dmitri Alenichev, said.
“Juventus’ interest in Golovin is quite understandable and it’s time for him to go to Europe, but not in Italy. At Juve no one can guarantee him a starting position, given that none of the Bianconeri have these guarantees.
“It is not excluded that the club will let him leave on loan. And then the Italian league is very tactical and it is extremely difficult for him to want to show offensive qualities. I would recommend Spain instead, but not Real Madrid or Barcelona, but some other mid-high-end clubs.”
Reports suggest Russian owner Roman Abramovich has been instrumental in piquing the interest of Golovin. Do you think this would be the right move for the Stamford Bridge club?