CHELSEA are on the verge of signing Russian starlet Arsen Zakharyan for a cut-price fee.
The Blues are one of several clubs interested in landing the versatile Dynamo Moscow midfielder.
Dynamo Moscow midfielder Arsen Zakharyan has caught the eye of several clubs
Chelsea are reportedly on the verge of signing the teenage midfielder
And the 19-year-old’s agent has revealed the West Londoners are on the brink of acquiring the Russian’s services.
Pavel Andreev told RB Sport: “It’s true. The agreement is close”.
Zakharyan has two years left on his contract with Dynamo.
But the Blues are set to land him for a paltry fee of £12.6million – which is his release clause.
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Zakharyan was in prolific form last season, scoring nine goals and providing nine assists in 34 appearances in all competitions.
The Russian was identified as a target by Chelsea’s Head of Youth Development Neil Bath.
Chelsea have been incredibly busy in the transfer market this summer, making six signings since the Todd Boehly-led consortium took charge of the club.
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The West Londoners have spent a whopping £181million on Marc Cucerella, Raheem Sterling, Kalidou Koulibaly, Carney Chukwuemeka, Cesare Casadei and Gabriel Slonina.
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And they’re also on the verge of landing Leicester City defender Wesley Fofana for a huge £75million.
Chelsea will be back in action this afternoon, hosting Leicester at Stamford Bridge.
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By: Chisanga Malata
Title: Chelsea close to sealing transfer of Russian wonderkid Arsen Zakharyan in £12m deal from Dynamo Moscow
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Published Date: Sat, 27 Aug 2022 11:44:19 +0000