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​Chelsea favourites to sign CSKA Moscow attacker Golovin

Chelsea are being dubbed the favourites to sign Russian World Cup star Aleksandr Golovin.

The Blues are among the clubs who are linked with Golovin, who has impressed in the group stage for the host nation. Arsenal and Juventus are also being linked with a move for the playmaker.

But former CSKA Moscow midfielder Roman Shirokov believes that Chelsea are the favorites to land the player.

"I know there have been contacts between the player and Juventus, but we need to see what CSKA thinks," Shirokov told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

"Golovin's contract is not expiring, and the CSKA president knows how to manage the market well, both in and out.

"With this World Cup the value of Golovin is growing, and a real auction could be on the cards for him.

"In this case I like the chances of the English teams, Chelsea, above all, are favourites."

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