CSKA Moscow striker Fedor Chalov is a target for Chelsea if their transfer ban is lifted for the January transfer window, according to Sky Sports.
Roman Abramovich is reportedly a fan of the 21-year-old and would be keen to see his fellow countryman make the switch to Stamford Bridge and join the plethora of young stars who are doing so well under Frank Lampard. While this transfer can’t go through until Chelsea have their transfer ban lifted, you might want to place a wager on whether the ban gets lifted on appeal in time for the January window using a james-promo-code.co.uk to get the best value.
Supporters on Twitter, though, are very sceptical about the move going ahead:
Who the hell is that?
— Rishi (@RishiChelsea) November 23, 2019
He is not good enough for chelsea
— ZACKEDEN 🇩🇿 (@zakiahlouche_) November 23, 2019
I'd buy malen from PSV tbh
— Elliot (@JasonKlevra) November 23, 2019
Russians are never a success in the Premier League
— The Kanté Role (@Brew_BBQ) November 23, 2019
Are we going to spend money 💰 on mediocre again ? I pray ban is never lifted !!
— SUPREME MAGYIBO (@BaffyDaKobbyPop) November 23, 2019
I hope frank and Petr have an input into this and it’s not marina plotting.
— Tog1989 (@tog1989) November 23, 2019
This jus means Werner said no to competing for a position?? 😭😭
— TammyTurner9💉 (@AbrahamEra6) November 23, 2019
Yeah the ban should as well not be lifted
— eskay (@PulisicSZNi) November 23, 2019
Why not Erling Braut Haaland?
— 🦄Unmerited Favour 🎰🍀🌾 (@gbadamosiwole) November 23, 2019
Chalov has had a decent season so far, but his five goals and four assists in 16 league games is nothing to write home about.
CSKA are, however, said to be ready to cash in on the forward when the window reopens, with the player possibly available for around £25m.
Chalov has been linked with Arsenal and Manchester United in the past, but Chelsea’s biggest rivals at the moment are said to be Crystal Palace. The Eagles are keen on recruiting the striker after failing with a bid for the Russian last summer.