Chelsea and CSKA Moscow have reportedly agreed terms for a deal to sign Aleksandr Golovin this summer.
As per BBC correspondents in Russia, as reported by Calcio Mercato, a five-year deal has been agreed and the player could fly into London today to complete the necessary medical checks.
Despite recent reports that have confirmed an offer from Ligue 1 side AS Monaco, the Blues still appear to be leading the race to sign the Russian international.
It would now seem that a move to Stamford Bridge is imminent, as the Blues step up their interest following Maurizio Sarri’s arrival.
Chelsea look set to beat the likes of Juventus and Arsenal, as well as Monaco to his signature after a standout World Cup with Russia.
Sarri is said to be a huge admirer of the player and had previously tried to sign him during his time at Napoli.