Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has expressed strong interest in signing his former side target Aleksandr Golovin upon his return to club management, according to agent Sandor Varga.
Golovin, who ply his trade with Russian club CSKA Moscow and the Russia national team, have been linked with a move to the Emirates last summer but a move to hijack him from the Russian club failed to materialise.
The 22-year-old, currently on international duty for Russia at the World Cup, have been praised by Wenger after CSKA played the Gunners in the Europa League.
His agent, Varga, was asked about the possibility of the player joining Chelsea this summer, and the agent told Russia outlet Sport Express as quoted by Daily Star:
“I can say the same about Wenger.
“I asked Arsene about Golovin, the Frenchman said: ‘I do not know what Arsenal will do, but I’ll take him for myself’.
“Arsene wants to work. While there is no certainty, we negotiated with two clubs, but did not come to an agreement. But if Wenger takes [charge of] any team, Golovin will have another option.”
The Transfermkt’s €18m-rated scored in Russia’s 5-0 mauling of Saudi Arabia in the 2018 World Cup opener and has been impressive for the Russian team so far.