Date: 18th July 2018 at 7:00am
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Chelsea are seeking significant improvements to their ranks after a disappointing campaign last term and midfield is an area of focus for new Blues boss Maurizio Sarri.

Italy international Jorginho has already been drafted in from Serie A giants Napoli but the Blues continue to be linked with a host of top talents, including CSKA Moscow’s Aleksandr Golovin.

The 22-year-old ace excelled for host nation Russia at the World Cup, aiding the side in their surprise charge to the quarter-finals of the tournament and attracting widespread interest in the process.

Arsenal and Juventus have also been linked with the services of the attacking midfielder and Ligue 1 giants Monaco have now confirmed they have lodged a bid.

Speaking to Sport-Express, Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev said:

“We made CSKA a proposal for Golovin. I cannot reveal the amount of the transfer, but it is a worthy fee. The duration of the contract? Standard, five years. I think in this situation the transition to Monaco is the most correct option for Golovin.”