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Those close to CSKA Moscow midfielder Aleksandr Golovin are reportedly under the impression that he’s set to become a Chelsea player.

Chelsea’s interest in Golovin prior to the World Cup appeared tentative. Following his excellent performances for Russia, with the hosts reaching the quarter-final stage before exiting on penalties, our interest has intensified.

The Blues are now widely thought to be the frontrunners to sign the 22-year-old this summer. It has been claimed that people close to Golovin believe that the transfer is imminent.

That’s according to¬†Mundo Deportivo, a Spanish publication reporting on a Russian player’s move to an English club. Go figure.

Mundo Deportivo‘s report claims that Marina Granovskaia would like Golovin to have an impact in the first-team, rather than be shipped out on loan in the manner that many have been before.

Granovskaia is one of the most low-profile influential figures employed by any of the Premier League’s ‘big six’. We somehow doubt that anyone in the media would have a direct line to her thoughts.

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