Just few days ago, it was reported that Chelsea have a pre-agreement reached Russian giants CSKA Moscow over the signing of Aleksandr Golovin to Chelsea this summer.
The Premier League owner, Roman Abramovich is said to be a “very close” pal to CSKA Moscow president Yevgeny Giner which has seen the Blues leading the race to sign the Russian midfielder with the likes of Arsenal, Barcelona and Juventus credited with an interest in the midfielder.
Valery Gazzaev managed the Russia club for six year between 2001 and 2008. And according to report from the former CSKA Moscow manager, Golovin has already “signed a contract” with Chelsea.
Mundo Deportivo quoted Gazzaev as saying:
“Golovín will decide for himself where it would be best for him to be transferred. As far as I know, he has already signed a contract with Chelsea, which I think is a good option.”
The Russian club ex boss adds further that Golovin joining Chelsea comes with a “great responsibility” for the midfielder. Gazzaev also believes the Russia international is ready for greener pastures, having played in the World Cup with Russia and registered appearances in the Champions League with CSKA.
The €18m-rated midfielder has been Russia heart-beat at the World Cup this summer helping the hosting nation evict past tournament winners Spain and made it to the quarter-final of the tournament, where they will face Croatia on Saturday.
The ex-CSKA coach added:
“I think he is ready, considering that he is playing in the World Cup and has already played games in the Russian championship and the Champions League.”