Russian midfielder Aleksandr Golovin may be on his way to Stamford Bridge after all if his CSKA Moscow team-mate’s latest Instagram post is to be believed.
Sergey Chepchugov, who plays in goal for the Russian outfit, took to Instagram to wish Golovin good luck ahead of his move, which may well have given away the midfielder’s likely destination.
According to Football.london, translated into English, the message roughly reads as: “When you came to the main team, I immediately told you, you will also train.”
“Two years later you will get to the European team. Today, a lot of advice, and attention! I wish you to feel Heart? #Chelsy Have fun, great career!!!”
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Когда ты @alex_golovin17 пришёл в основную команду ,#ЦСКА ! Я тебе сразу сказал , будешь так же тренироваться ☝️Через два года попадёшь в 🔝Европейскую команду . Сегодня много советов , и внимание ! Я тебе желаю почувствовать Сердцем❤️☝️#челси Удачи тебе , большой карьеры 👌!!!
Football.london also states that Maurizio Sarri spoke to reporters in his first press conference as Chelsea manager and touched on perhaps adding one or two players to the squad, including a central midfielder. If Chepchugov’s comments are validated, Sarri may have already found his man in the middle of the park.
Golovin enjoyed a fantastic World Cup with the host nation this summer and was the stand-out player during their unexpected run to the quarter-finals. At 22 years of age, the creative midfielder is now primed and ready to move onto a new challenge with a bigger European club, which could well be with the Blues in the Premier League.
The Telegraph recently strongly linked the youngster as having held talks over a move to Chelsea, and with this Instagram post, it looks like things might be heading towards their conclusion.