Chelsea were below average in the last campaign and they must bounce back under whoever is in charge of the club next season.
As far as the transfers are concerned, reports in the media suggest that the Blues are close to securing the signing of Russian international and CSKA Moscow star Aleksandr Golovin.
According to Spanish source Mundo Deportivo, Chelsea’s billionaire owner Roman Abramovich, who is a of
friend CSKA president Yevgeny Giner, has reached a pre-agreement worth €23million to sign the 22-year-old midfielder this summer.
The Spanish source have stated that La Liga champions Barcelona, Italian champions Juventus and British giants Arsenal are interested in the midfielder as well.
Golovin is a versatile talent, who is naturally a central midfielder but he can effectively play in the attacking third as well.
Last season, he main played in the central attacking midfield role for CSKA Moscow, scored 5 goals and provided 4 assists in 7 league appearances. In all competitions, he featured in 43 games and directly contributed in 13 goals.
His performances at the World Cup were impressive and it will be fair to say that signing an in-demand player of his caliber for just €23million would be a massive coup for the Stamford Bridge club.