Aleksandr Golovin has snubbed Chelsea to complete a move to Monaco, the club’s vice-president Vadim Vasilyev has said, according to the football press.
The future of CSKA Moscow’s Golovin has been the subject of a great deal of speculation following the midfielder’s impressive showing as Russia’s poster boy at the World Cup, metro reports.
Juventus were initially in pole position to land Golovin before Chelsea stepped up their pursuit of the 22-year-old, with the Premier League club holding advanced negotiations over a summer transfer. However, Monaco soon joined the race to sign Golovin and the Russian international is set to undergo a medical with the Ligue 1 outfit at the end of this week.
Golovin is expected to join Monaco on a five-year deal for a fee of around £30 million euros.