Chelsea, Man Utd boosted as €25m World Cup target learning English

Date published: Wednesday 20th June 2018 2:03 - Samuel Bannister

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Chelsea have been given a boost in their pursuit of Russian star Aleksandr Golovin, after his father revealed that the midfielder is learning English.

Golovin has impressed so far at the World Cup, helping host nation Russia to two wins from two games.

His form has led to links with Juventus, Manchester United and Chelsea, with the former eager to seal a deal for him before his market value rises further. However, his father dealt the Serie A champions a blow by revealing that the 22-year-old midfielder is currently learning English.

”Aleksandr doesn’t want to read any news as he’s focused on Russia and the World Cup,” he said in an interview.

“I’m sure my son will be able to play at a new level. It’ll be difficult even with a new language, but he’s already started to learn English.”

The quotes will have alerted Premier League pair Chelsea and Manchester United, who are both keen on giving the player a chance in England.

Maurizio Sarri, Chelsea’s probable next manager, is a fan of Golovin, who scored an eye-catching free kick in Russia’s World Cup opener against Saudi Arabia.

United boss Jose Mourinho also heaped praise on him whilst working as a TV pundit for the World Cup following the initial Group A clash.

Golovin is currently valued at around €25m by CSKA Moscow.


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