Paper Talk: Chelsea in talks with Russia star as €30m transfer nears

Date published: Friday 29th June 2018 8:27 - Matthew Briggs

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Chelsea are close to making their first signing of the summer, and they have been linked with Porto striker along with Tottenham, while Spurs look set to be snubbed by Ryan Sessegnon, all in Friday’s papers.



Chelsea are believed to be closing in on their first summer signing after making headway with Russia star Aleksandr Golovin’s agent.

Goal report that Chelsea are leading the chase for the CSKA Moscow man. Juventus are understood to have made a €20million bid and looked favourites to land the midfielder, while Arsenal have also watched the player.

Now though Chelsea re in pole position and the report claims Blues owner Roman Abramovich has assured CSKA they will get closer to their €30m asking price.

The Daily Mail report that “Chelsea have initiated talks with the representatives” of Golovin.

They claim the 22-year-old, who has impressed for Russia, has been watched by the Stamford Bridge club for over a year.



Chelsea and Tottenham are just two of the teams looking to sign Porto striker Moussa Marega (Zero Zero)

Wolves have entered negotiations to sign Juventus striker Andrea Favilli (Sky Italia)

Fulham stars Ryan Sessegnon and Tom Cairney are both set to extend their contracts at Craven Cottage (Times)

Alvaro Morata is planning to quit Chelsea (The Sun)

Barcelona will speed up their plan to sign Frenkie de Jong from Ajax by making a move for him this summer (Mundo Deportivo)

After Tottenham demanded more than £55million for Toby Alderweireld, Manchester United responded in kind by quoting the North London club “silly prices” for Anthony Martial (MEN)

Chelsea are close to beating Real Madrid to the signing of Roma goalkeeper Alisson in a deal which values the 25-year-old Brazilian at around £62m. (Marca)

Free agent John Terry has been training at Chelsea’s Cobham base in a bid to stay in shape ahead of the new season. (Mail)

Rangers are poised to tie up a double loan move for Roma striker Umar Sadiq and Mali international midfielder Lassana Coulibaly. (Mail)

French club Lille are set to launch a £5m bid for Celtic defender Jozo Simunovic. (Mail)

Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere, 26, will complete a move to Turkish club Fenerbahce on Monday. (Sabah)

The Gunners will complete a deal for Borussia Dortmund’s Greece defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos, 30, next week. (Various)

Arsenal’s £26m deal for Sampdoria and Uruguay midfielder Lucas Torreira, 22, is almost finalised. (Telegraph)

Manchester United are set to reignite their interest in Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos. United manager Jose Mourinho is keen to bring the 28-year-old Germany international to Old Trafford but Real are reportedly reluctant to sell. (AS)

Real Madrid midfielder Marco Asensio is considering a move to Liverpool which could see the 22-year-old Spaniard become the most expensive signing in the Anfield club’s history. (Marca)

Chelsea’s Ivorian midfielder Jeremie Boga, 21, is in talks over a move to Italian side Sassuolo.(Mail)

Chelsea and Manchester City have joined the race to sign AC Milan and Italy centre-back Leonardo Bonucci. The 31-year-old is also a target for Manchester United. (Calciomercato)

Juventus defender Daniele Rugani’s agent claims the 23-year-old Italian’s move to Chelsea hinges on Maurizio Sarri becoming manager at Stamford Bridge. (Sport Italia)

Manchester United target Milan Skriniar says he is happy at Inter Milan and wants to stay. The Slovakia centre-back has said the Red Devils have shown interest in him. (Radio Expres – via Star)

Former Arsenal defender Johan Djourou wants to return to the Premier League. The 31-year-old Swiss has a year remaining on his contract with Turkish side Antalyaspor but wants to leave after claims he was unpaid for three months. (Sun)

Wolves are considering a move for Swansea’s English defender Alfie Mawson, 24. (HITC)

Newcastle target Alphonse Areola, 25, could be on his way to Napoli after the French goalkeeper’s agent met the Serie A club. (Tuttosport)

Newcastle are also interested in Andros Townsend but Crystal Palace want around £30m for the 26-year-old English winger. (Times)

Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney is being lined up for a move to Everton, who see the 21-year-old Scotland international as Leighton Baines’ long-term replacement. (Mirror)

Watford have angered relegated West Brom with an offer of just £1m for Ben Foster, 35. The Baggies rate their English goalkeeper at between £10m and £12m. (Mirror)

Watford’s Brazilian goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes, 37, has revealed he is likely to leave the club this summer. (ESPN Brasil)

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Newcastle and Scotland winger Matt Ritchie is a £15m target for Championship sides Middlesbrough and Stoke. (Telegraph)

Bournemouth are in talks to send midfielder Emerson Hyndman, 22, on loan to Wigan in a bid to give the American more experience. (Sun)


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