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Aleksandr Golovin's agent has denied that Russia international Aleksandr Golovin has agreed to move to FA Cup winners Chelsea ahead of next season.

The 22-year-old has been key to the hosts progressing to the last eight at the World Cup where they face Croatia on Saturday for a place in the semi-finals.

Chelsea's interest in Golovin was confirmed last week when the player's mother confirmed the Premier League side had made contact with the midfielder.

Reports have claimed the Blues are looking to acquire the CSKA Moscow man for a fee of around £27m to kick-start their summer recruitment drive.

Ex-CSKA boss Valeri Gazzaev appeared to confirm that Golovin was on his way to west London when he claimed a contract between both parties had been agreed.

However, his agent has intervened and suggested that Golovin's future remains unresolved and that talks with a number of suitors are underway.

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'The contract with no European clubs is not signed,' representative Oleg Artemov told Russian website Sport Express. 'Negotiations with all interested clubs are under way.

'Alexander remains a CSKA player, I'm not distracting the player for a discussion of my future career - there will be a responsible World Cup 2018 match [vs Croatia] on Saturday.

'He is focused now only on this match.'

Russian players have a chequered record in the Premier League, with eight players from the World Cup host nation having applied their trade in the English top flight.

The most successful was Andrei Kanchelskis who played for Manchester United, Everton, Manchester City and Southampton, winning two Premier League titles, the FA Cup, the League Cup and the European Super Cup during four years at Old Trafford.

As Chelsea seemingly prepare for the arrival of their first summer signing there remains uncertainty over the identity of their manager for the new season.

Antonio Conte was absent from the first day of pre-season training and is expected to be replaced by Maurizio Sarri, though an announcement from the club is yet to be forthcoming.

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