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Arsen Zakharyan confirms hopes of January Chelsea switch

The midfield talent was hotly tipped for a move to west London during the summer


Chelsea target Arsen Zakharyan has revealed his hope that Dynamo Moscow will grant him a move to Stamford Bridge ‘soon’.

Zakharyan, 19, has long been viewed as one of the finest young talents in his home country of Russia.

The starlet is a versatile midfielder who can operate anywhere across the middle of the park, but largely excels in a more attack-minded role.

This comes with Zakharyan in possession of a whole host of stellar attacking traits.

Such talents saw the Russian, already capped on four occasions by his country, rack up a head-turning seven goals and eight assists across 29 league appearances in the 2021/22 campaign.

And this has since been followed by a further trio of direct goal contributions thus far this season.

In turn, it did not come as a huge surprise to hear of one of European football’s heavyweights, namely the aforementioned Chelsea, expressing a keen interest in landing Zakharyan ahead of this week’s summer transfer deadline.

In fact, late last week, it was revealed that the Blues had gone as far as to table an opening offer for the 19-year-old.

And though, evidently, Chelsea’s efforts to land Zakharyan ultimately came up short, the player himself has made clear his hope that a deal will in the end be struck.

Speaking to the media on Sunday, the Russian sensation was drawn on his recent Stamford Bridge links.

And Zakharyan was not shy in admitting that he ‘accepted’ Chelsea’s proposal without a 2nd thought.

In turn, the midfield standout ‘hopes everything will be done soon’, potentially as early as the opening of the winter transfer window:

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.



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