Chelsea want CSKA Moscow star Georgi Schennikov to be their new left-back after giving up on trying to lure Luke Shaw
Blues manager Jose Mourinho is on
the lookout for a new left-back this
summer, with Ashley Cole set to
depart when his contract expires.
Southampton youngster Luke Shaw
has been the top target, but he
prefers a switch to Manchester
United instead, and Chelsea have
now turned to Schennikov.
The 23-year-old, who is set to star
for Russia at the World Cup, is
highly-rated and Chelsea are
preparing a £7million offer.
CSKA have previously resisted both
Real Madrid and AC Milan interest
in Schennikov, but a switch to
Stamford Bridge is firmly on the
Chelsea are expected to open talks
with CSKA in the coming weeks in a
bid to get the transfer done quickly.
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