Premier League giants Chelsea have moved forward with an opening offer to sign Arsen Zakharyan from Dynamo Moscow, according to reports.
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 trio of direct goal contributions in five outings thus far this season.
In turn, it should not come as a huge surprise to hear of one of European football’s heavyweights, on Thursday, stepping up their efforts to land Zakharyan before the summer transfer window slams shut.
The club in question? Chelsea.
As per a report from Italian transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio, the powers that be at Stamford Bridge have tabled an opening offer for the Dynamo academy product, the value of which is currently unclear.
In turn, they will now be forced to wait it out for a response from the transfer team at the VTB Arena.
The understanding is that Zakharyan himself would be keen on the prospect of a move to west London, though, with agent Rafaela Pimenta already hard at work in an effort to find common ground between all three parties.