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Chelsea Set To Snatch Russian Midfielder From Under Juventus' Nose

Chelsea Set To Snatch Russian Midfielder From Under Juventus' Nose

Chelsea look set to snatch Aleksandr Golovin under from Juventus' nose and sign the 22-year-old on a transfer this summer window.

The central-midfielder is currently under contract at CSKA Moscow and was linked with a move away to Serie A giants Juve for a time.

But according to reports,Juventus now seem to nearing a deal for Serbian attacking midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, a player who has also been linked with a move to Manchester United.

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So now Chelsea are making a move for Golovin - and according to Goal correspondent Nizaar Kinsella, the west London side will make the player their first signing of the summer, for a fee thought to be around 30 millions euros.

Rumours of the switch have also been confirmed by Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano.

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News of the move, as you expect, has been met with both apathy and excitement by Chelsea supporters on social media.

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Chelsea will be hoping to built on an underwhelming season last campaign, despite winning the F.A Cup.

They enjoyed a relatively good time in the Champions League, getting knocked out to the mighty Barcelona, but they capitulated in the Premier League, losing to Newcastle United on the final day and missing out on a Champions League spot to Liverpool, the Reds winning on the final day.

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Antonio Conte's fraught relationship with the Chelsea board should hopefully be smoothed over in time for the new season to start.

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That's the idea, at least.

Topics: Football News, Chelsea, Football, Juventus

Jacque Talbot

Jacque Talbot is a journalist and sports writer at SPORTbible. He graduated from Manchester Metropolitan with a BA in English and Film. He is a football, snooker, and basketball enthusiast and has been published in the Daily Mail, The Guardian, The Set Pieces, Planet Football and the Morning Star. He’s the greatest thing to come out of Essex since Nick Frost.