COYG: Arsene Wenger sanction record deal Aleksandr Golovin

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Arsenal could reportedly lose out to Barcelona in a deal for Russian midfielder Aleksandr Golovin.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is a fan of 21-year-old Golovin, who has impressed in his early years at CSKA Moscow.

And Russian agent Sandor Varga has revealed in an interview that Wenger told him to track the player during the World Cup’s warm-up tournament last summer.

Yet Barcelona are also eyeing the player and Varga reckons Golovin could join either side.

Asked on the chances of Barca signing Golovin, Varga told Russian paper Sport Express: “Why not? I see great potential in him.

“This summer, I watched Aleksandr a lot at the request of Arsene [Wenger].”

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