Russian World Cup Star Aleksandr Golovin is presently sparkling a transfer tug-of-war between top clubs in Europe as result of his wonderful performances at the ongoing FIFA World Cup tournament in his homeland.
The 22-year-old followed up his brilliant showing against Saudi Arabia with another inspiring display against Egypt, helping the host country to a 3-1 victory over the North African side.
It was reported last week that Manchester United and Juventus are close to acquiring his services ahead of next season but the latest report suggested that the youngster is set to ignore offers from both clubs as he hopes to make his dream of playing for Chelsea comes true.
According to daily Gazzetta Dello Sport, the Blues have joined the race to compete with their Premier League rivals for his service and they might emerge as his next destination due to Golovin’s love to play for the 2016-17 League Champions.
As at the time of this report, the Old Lady are reportedly tipped as his next destination by pundits as they have made official contact with his agent over the possibility of luring him to Turin ahead of the 2018-19 season.
Arsenal are also keen on bolstering their squad by signing the player to play alongside Mesut Ozil, who was far from his best in Germany’s 1-0 defeat to Mexico. CSKA Moscow won’t listen to any offer below £22m, according to the same source.