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Chelsea target Aleksandr Golovin learning English, confirms father


Russia v Egypt: Group A - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images

Aleksandr Golovin continues to do his budding reputation no harm at the World Cup with another good performance against Egypt on Tuesday night as Russia made it two wins from two in Group A.

The 22-year-old who was first linked with Chelsea last year, is possibly close to joining Juventus instead these days (€25m or so is the latest rumored price tag), but reports yesterday claimed that Sarri’s arrival would mean that Chelsea would redouble their efforts in trying to gazump the deal. Golovin, unlike, say Dries Mertens, would fit the profile of signings wanted both by the club and the incoming (probably) head coach.

Golovin is of course concentrating on the World Cup; he’s got no time for all this paper talk. His father, on the other hand, has plenty, and he’s seen it fit to drop a few transfer hints in an interview yesterday.

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

“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.”

-Golovin’s father; source: Premium Sport via Football Italia

What’s he going to do with all that English knowledge at Juventus?

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