Chelsea are right now discussing with CSKA Moscow with a view to making the much in demand attacking midfielder, Aleksandr Golovin, their first signing of the summer.
The 22-year-old has impressed as Russia have progressed into a meeting with Spain in the knockout rounds at the World Cup, with two assists in the group stage, with Chelsea having now moved to follow up their old interest in Golovin.
Juventus had been close to securing the player earlier in the summer, with Arsenal having also been linked with this signature, but Chelsea are now favorites to tie up a contract once his participation at the World Cup has concluded.
CSKA want about £27m for Golovin, whose contract in Moscow runs to the end of the 2020/21 season, and the London club would be ready to meet that valuation, swayed as they are that he would settle and make an instant impression in the Premier League.
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