The former Chelsea owner reportedly played no part in the potential transfer of Arsen Zakharyan
Arsen Zakharyan is among Russia’s brightest talents. © RIA / Alexey Fillipov
Former Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich was uninvolved in helping to broker the rumored transfer of Russian prospect Arsen Zakharyan to Stamford Bridge, according to reports in the Russian media.
It has been widely reported that Chelsea are on the brink of securing the services of the 19-year-old Zakharyan as part of the club’s summer spending spree, which has seen new owner Todd Boehly lay a statement down that he is willing to bankroll what he hopes will be Chelsea’s return to the summit of English football.
Dynamo Moscow’s Zakharyan is considered to be among the finest young prospects in world football and, if the deal is completed, will see him sign a six-year deal in London to ensure that there is at least a modicum of Russian influence at Chelsea following Abramovich’s departure.