Chelsea are eyeing significant additions under the control of Maurizio Sarri, who is playing catch-up in the transfer market after only arriving at Stamford Bridge last week.
The former Napoli boss brought Italy midfielder Jorginho with him from Naples but he remains in the hunt for further additions in the middle of the park, with the Blues heavily linked with a swoop for CSKA Moscow ace Aleksandr Golovin.
Interest in the 22-year-old has risen significantly following his performances for Russia at the World Cup but Chelsea are yet to make a swoop, according to CSKA president Yevgeny Giner. Quoted by Football.London, he said:
“When we receive an offer, we always try to negotiate openly. Indeed, we were visited by the vice-president of Monaco and made a proposal for Golovin. Chelsea? We have no secret agreement with them. The question of his transition to another club will be decided, I think, in the next couple of days.”
However, Sarri’s own comments suggest a move for Golovin could be on the horizon as he told reporters:
“I cannot name names, because I don’t know. I spoke with the club and ideally I think that a pinch of quality is lacking in our centre midfielders for a certain type of play.”