What Chelsea transfer target Arsen Zakharyan did to drop transfer hint amid £13m Todd Boehly bid
Arsen Zakharyan has dropped a major hint on his future amid a potential move to Chelsea.
The 19- year-old wonderkid has quickly become heavily linked with a move to Stamford Bridge this summer and it looks as if he’s just bid farewell to Dinamo Moscow.
He featured in a three-man midfield for the top- flight Russian side in an away clash with Pari Nizhny Novgorod. The tie ended 2-2 and Zakharyan was replaced with just over 20 minutes remaining.
Upon the final whistle, the Russia international joined his teammates on the pitch to applaud Dinamo Moscow’s travelling supporters.
While what he did is nothing out of the ordinary, taking his body language into account, Zakharyan looked emotional as he soaked up the atmosphere.
Wesley Fofana did something similar at the Emirates Stadium in Leicester’s 4-2 defeat to Arsenal on August 13 and has since edged ever closer to penning a deal at Chelsea.
According to Gianluca Di Marzio , Todd Boehly submitted a bid for the midfielder earlier this week and the Blues hope to wrap up a deal quickly.
Zakharyan’s agent, Pavel Andreev, has confirmed that his client is close to joining the west Londoners . Speaking to RB Sport, as quoted by SportsKeeda, Andreev said:
“It’s true, a €15million (£12.6m) deal is close.”
And, speaking to football.london ahead of Chelsea’s clash with Tottenham Hotspur, Tuchel spoke on transfer activity fans can expect to see before the window shuts. He said:
“I think we could use and strengthen our squad in depth and strength. “But it’s one thing that you wish for and another that is possible. It needs to be possible. We are looking for top quality, top personalities, good characters and competitors on the highest levels.
“You don’t always get what you wish for, and that’s why we are calm and ambitious at the same time. There are quite some days to go until the end of the transfer period. Everything is possible until the end.”