Aleksandr Golovin is in talks to join Chelsea after the 2018 World Cup in Russia, his mother Svetlana has confirmed.
Golovin has emerged one of the breakout players, as his country hosts the tournament, picking up a goal and two assists in his three starts.
The 22-year-old’s form has led to interest in his signature from Europe’s big teams and he is widely expected to leave CSKA Moscow this summer.
When asked about Chelsea’s links by media outlet, Komsomolskaya Pravda, Svetlana revealed where her son could be heading to England.
“Yes, now there are talks between the clubs, but we still do not know the details,” she said.
“Sacha right now stands only for the Russian team, fully focused on the World Cup. The transition from one club to another will only be discussed after it is completed here.
“For now, everyone loves my Sacha, even those who before didn’t care about football. His biggest fan is his 83-year-old grandmother – she does not miss a single match.”