According to Russian media, the former Chelsea owner has not been involved in helping broker the rumored transfer of potential Russian player Arsen Zakharyan to Stamford Bridge. There have been many reports that Chelsea are close to signing the 19-year-old midfielder as part of this summer’s transfer window, with new owner Todd Boehly claiming to be willing to spend a lot of money to help Chelsea return to the top of the world. English football.
Russian football prodigy Arsen Zakharyan is said to be about to move to Chelsea
Dynamo Moscow’s Zakharyan is considered one of the best promising young talents in world football, and if the deal is complete, he will sign a six-year contract in London. But with the latest moves, some media outlets speculate that the transfer depends on Abramovich’s “nod”. However, according to Championat, Zakharyan’s possible arrival in London was not overseen by the former billionaire owner of the Chelsea club.
“Abramovich has nothing to do with the possible transfer of Arsen Zakharyan to Chelsea,” wrote Championat, citing a source close to the transfer negotiations, adding that Chelsea had been pursuing the player for about a year. five.
According to the above sources, Chelsea have made an offer of 15 million euros, under Zakharyan’s release clause, to leave Dynamo Moscow.
However, it is not expected that the deal will be completed in the coming hours after Zakharyan was included in the squad for Dynamo Moscow’s match against Nizhny Novgorod in the Russian Premier League this week.
Former Chelsea chairman, billionaire Roman Abramovich refused to interfere with the Russian football prodigy to Chelsea
Meanwhile, the Armenian Football Federation has denied reports that it has asked Zakharyan, who is of Armenian descent, to refuse Russian citizenship and pursue Armenian citizenship before moving to Chelsea. “The information that the Armenian Football Federation requested to change the nationality of Arsen Zakharyan is incorrect. In addition, the Armenian Football Federation will not comment on whether a player of the Russian national team may be transferred to a British club,” they said in a statement.
The case related to the nationality change comes after speculation on social media that Chelsea had asked Zakharyan to change his nationality to Armenia before the possibility of conducting a transfer to the English Premier League. Zakharyan was born in Samara (Russia) in 2003 to Armenian parents. He is the youngest footballer ever to play for the Russian national team in history, and has made 4 caps.