Chelsea will launch a bid for CSKA Moscow midfielder Aleksandr Golovin this summer.
Since making his league debut in 2015, the 21-year-old has made an impact in his native Russia, enough to earn a regular place in the national team.
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is said to be ‘personally interested’ in signing the midfielder, whose contract with CSKA runs until 2021.
It is believed that should Golovin move to Stamford Bridge, he will be sent to Dutch outfit Vitesse Arnhem on loan. The Eredivisie side is managed by former Russia coach and close friend of Abramovich, Leonid Slutsky.