Aleksandr Golovin has been one of the breakout stars of this summer's World Cup. The 22-year-old impressed in his team's opening demolition of Saudi Arabia, scoring a peach of a free kick and assistant two goals, and it appears as if Golovin has caught the eye of fellow Russian Roman Abramovich, with rumours circulating that the Blues are willing to bring the £27 million rated attacker to Stamford Bridge.
In an interview with the Metro, mother of Aleksandr Golovin, Svetlana, confirmed that talks have begun between his current club CSKA Moscow and Chelsea:
Yes, now there are talks between the clubs, but we still do not know the details. Sacha right now stands only for the Russian team, fully focused on the World Cup. The transition from one club to another will only be discussed after it is completed here.
For now, everyone loves my Sacha, even those who before didn’t care about football. His biggest fan is his 83-year-old grandmother – she does not miss a single match.
Golovin and his team stunned the world last Sunday, dumping out World Cup favourites Spain on penalties, and should the hosts beat Croatia in their quarter final on Saturday, it would surely add another couple of million to the player's price tag.
The 22-year-old has also been heavily linked with a move to Juventus, but with the players' father admitting that he is already taking English lessons, a move to England seems more likely.