Chelsea are reportedly set to announce the signing of Aleksandr Golovin from CSKA Moscow within the next 72 hours despite late interest from Ligue 1 giants AS Monaco for the midfielder, according Italian journalist Alfredo Pedulla who broke Sarri and Jorginho to Chelsea news.
The Premier League giants have been very active this summer wasting no time since the appointment of Maurizio Sarri as their new head-coach this summer.
There transfer activity has been stalled since the start of the summer but suddenly kicked back to life with the Italian gaffer bringing with him to Chelsea upon his appointment, Italian and Brazilian international Jorginho, who was thought to be joining Manchester City this summer.
Aside the Transfermkt’s €25million rated transfer to Chelsea, the Blues have also been linked with summer move with the likes of Daniele Rugani, Alisson Becker and Leon Bailey and one or two between these players should be joining very soon.
Golovin, who was impressive for Russia’ at the World Cup this summer, helping his country to the quarter-finals before they got knocked out of the tournament by silver medal winners Croatia and looks set to be joining Chelsea as his new club this summer.
The aforementioned journalist, however, revealed his move to Chelsea could be completed in 48-72 hours. He said, as quoted via the Daily Star:
“Confirmed: Chelsea remains ahead for Golovin and wants to close in 48-72 hours. Monaco is trying but are for now chasing.”
Rugani-Chelsea: 45 million pounds! Meeting with Juve between tomorrow and Wednesday
— Alfredo Pedullà (@AlfredoPedulla) July 16, 2018
As we all know, it’s the transfer season which comes with claims and counterclaims about a deal being agreed by different journalist, but the Italian journalist looks to be truthful on this as he also broke the news of Sarri and Jorginho transfer to Chelsea which happened exactly as he reported it to be.
Sarri, however, has been a long-term admirer of Golovin and he tried signing the Russian while still at Napoli so his link with Chelsea is another reason to believe the transfer is going to happen within the stipulated time as given by the journalist.