Chelsea are leading the race to sign Russian playmaker Aleksandr Golovin after Juventus cooled their interest in CSKA Moscow star.
Serie A champions Juventus appeared to be winning the race for 22-year-old playmakers signature after tabling an offer of around £18million, however, after the latest developments Premier League pair Arsenal and Chelsea are still frontrunners to sign Russian sensation.
CSKA Moscow are believed to demanding at least £22m and it has forced Juventus to coll their interest fro 22-year-old playmaker.
Gianluca Di Marzio says Chelsea are now at the front alongside with their Premier League rivals Arsenal.
Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was a known admirer of Golovin – however, Maurizio Sarri is believed to have approved Chelsea’s move for Russian star as he’s set to take over Antonio Conte’s job at Stamford Bridge.
Sarri tried to sign Golovin during his time at Napoli and now he has an excellent chance to finalise move for a 22-year-old playmaker at Chelsea.
Arsenal new boss Unai Emery meanwhile has been also in the market for midfield reinforcements following the departure of Jack Wilshere and possible exit of Aaron Ramsey who has one year left on the Gunners deal.