Chelsea FC have opened talks to sign CSKA Moscow’s Aleksandr Golovin this summer, according to reports in the British media.
The Daily Telegraph is reporting that the west London side are keen on a deal to bring the Russia international to Stamford Bridge this summer as the Blues look to strengthen their squad ahead of next season.
According to the same story, CSKA Moscow would want a transfer fee of around £27m to sell Golovin this summer, and Chelsea FC believe that his creative talent would a considerable asset.
Chelsea FC are also said to be confident that the 22-year-old would have no problems in adapting to the rigours of the Premier League should he move to Stamford Bridge.
According to the report, Chelsea FC scouts believe that Golovin possesses similar qualities to Real Madrid playmaker Luka Modric.
It is also claimed that any move for Golovin would likely rule out the possibility of signing Nice midfielder Jean Seri this summer.
Meanwhile, Chelsea FC are yet to officially confirm any new signings this summer after having finished in fifth place in the Premier League table last season.
The west London side will have to make do without any Champions League football next term.
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Chelsea FC are interested in a deal to sign Alisson Becker from AS Roma this summer, according to reports in the British media.
The Daily Telegraph is reporting that the Blues are considering making a move to bring the 25-year-old goalkeeper to Stamford Bridge amid the uncertainty about Thibaut Courtois’ future at the club.
Courtois’ current Chelsea FC contract is set to expire next summer and the Blues are unlikely to be willing to let his contract run down until next year.
The same report says that the Blues are prepared to listen to offers for Courtois this summer as they look to secure a goalkeeper on a long-term contract.
The story claims that Chelsea FC could be willing to let Courtois leave the club this summer if a bid of around £50m arrives for the Belgian shot-stopper.
The west London side are understandably wary about the prospect of losing the goalkeeper on a free transfer next summer.
The same story says that Chelsea FC have selected Alisson as their first-choice target should Courtois leave the club this summer, and that AS Roma value the Brazil international at around £60m.
Chelsea FC are yet to officially make any new signings this summer.