Arsenal, Chelsea dealt blow as asking price for midfield target doubles

Oli Fisher
Aleksandr Golovin Russia TEAMtalk

The price tag of an Arsenal and Chelsea summer target has skyrocketed, according to the latest reports.

CSKA Moscow star Aleksandr Golovin has been tipped to seal a move away from Russia this summer after a string of impressive performances at the 2018 World Cup.

According to reports from Italian outlet La Gazzetta dello Sport (via SportWitness), Serie A champions Juventus are front of the queue to land Golovin.

It is believed that Juve made an initial offer worth in the region of €15-19m for the 22-year-old, but it was quickly rejected.

Instead, CSKA have decided to raise their asking price to €25-30m, mainly due to the interest of Arsenal and Chelsea who they know could spark a bidding war.

There is a possibility that Blues owner Roman Abramovich could possibly steal a march on the race for Golovin by convincing his compatriot to move to Stamford Bridge.

Golovin’s father dealt Juventus a blow by revealing that the 22-year-old midfielder is currently learning English.


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