Chelsea have reportedly retained their interest in acquiring the services of Dynamo Moscow midfielder Arsen Zakharyan in the future.
Zakharyan, 19, has recently emerged as one of the top talents in Europe. Since coming through the ranks of Dynamo, he has cemented his place in the first team as the club’s prime creative outlet.
A versatile midfielder adept at operating on either flank, the Russia international has registered 15 goals and 20 assists in 65 appearances across all competitions for the VTB Arena outfit.
According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea have maintained their admiration for Zakharyan despite failing to sign him during the summer transfer window. The Blues have identified the player as one of the top talents for both their present and future.
Chelsea remain interested in signing Arsen Zakharyan. He’s one of the players they wanted in the summer and they are still rating Dynamo Moscow star as one of the talents for present and future. #CFC
Zakharyan has been very clear: “I only want to join Chelsea”.
Speaking to Sport 24, Zakharyan recently shared his thoughts on being linked with the west London outfit earlier this summer. He elaborated:
“I immediately said that I wanted to go. I do not dismiss the option of returning [to Dynamo] on loan but at least I would try myself [at Chelsea], then I’ll be back. Maybe it would be possible to start playing there right away. I hope that the negotiations will continue in the winter and they will lead somewhere.”
Zakharyan, who has also been linked with a move to Zenit Saint Petersburg, stated that Stamford Bridge is his only preferred destination and added:
“I have a year and a half of my contract left. I am happy to play for Dynamo but the only place I want to go is Chelsea. [Dynamo] gave me everything, I would like them to receive this money for me, so that I can repay them not only with my performances but also with a transfer.”
As per Transfermarkt, Zakharyan is currently valued at £13.5 million.
Due to sanctions, it will be difficult for Chelsea to close Arsen Zakharyan’s deal in January. However, the Blues are still monitoring the situation.
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According to The Mirror, Brighton & Hove Albion are open to selling Moises Caicedo at the end of the season for a fee in the region of £85 million. While Chelsea have been interested in the player for a while, Liverpool, Manchester United and Newcastle United are also in the race.
Caicedo, 20, established himself as a first-team starter for Brighton in the second half of the 2021-22 season. He arrived at the club from Independiente del Valle for a fee of £4.5 million in January last year.
A dynamic presence at the heart of midfield, the Ecuadorian has started all 12 of his team’s Premier League matches this campaign. Overall, he has two goals and as many assists in 22 games for the Seagulls.
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