Chelsea: Golovin's ex-team-mate drops hint over move

Sergey Chepchugov has congratulated Aleksandr Golovin on joining Chelsea, even though no such transfer has yet been confirmed.

Golovin's ex-team-mate Chepchugov drops hint over Chelsea move

Aleksandr Golovin looks to be on his way to Chelsea, if a social media post from former CSKA Moscow team-mate Sergey Chepchugov is anything to go by.

Golovin linked with Chelsea switch after shining at World Cup

Russia international Golovin has been linked with a move to a major European side after impressing for his country in their surprise run to the World Cup quarter-finals.

The 22-year-old has been widely tipped to join Maurizio Sarri's Chelsea, who have already moved to strengthen their midfield options with the signing of Jorginho from Napoli.

It appears Golovin's switch to Stamford Bridge is on the cards, with Chepchugov having wished him good luck at his next club in an Instagram post.

"I hope you fall in love with Chelsea," writes Chepchugov

The goalkeeper congratulated Golovin on joining Chelsea and backed him for him a "great career".

"When you first broke into the CSKA first team I told you straight away, if you keep training this well then you'll end up at a European club in two years," wrote Chepchugov, who left CSKA in 2017.

"You're getting lots of advice and attention today. I hope you fall in love with Chelsea. Good luck and have a great career!'"

Golovin also tipped for Juventus move

Time will tell if Chepchugov's post proves accurate, with Golovin also said to be interested in joining Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus, according to Italian newspaper Tuttosport, while Monaco is another potential destination.