Aleksandr Golovin had been linked with a move to Chelsea, but AS Monaco’s Vadim Vasilyev has revealed that Monaco have made a move to bag the Russian midfielder.
The Ligue 1 club’s vice-president said: “We made CSKA a proposal for Golovin. I cannot say the amount of the transfer, but it is substantial.
“I think in this situation the transition to Monaco is the most correct option for Golovin. To go immediately from Russia to a top club in the leading European league is very risky. We have been able to launch the career of young players. It is enough to look at Kylian Mbappe,” Vasilyev added.
Both Chelsea and Arsenal are reported to have been chasing the 22 year-old. Golovin has been acclaimed as one of the stars of Russia’s success in making it to the quarter-finals at their home World Cup.