Massive blow for Chelsea as Russian midfielder Aleksandr Golovin has today joined AS Monaco on a permanent move from CSKA Moscow.
An official statement on the club’s website read: “AS Monaco is very pleased to announce the signing of Aleksandr Golovin from CSKA Moscow for 5 years, until June 2023”.
Golovin said: “I am very happy to sign at AS Monaco. This is a new adventure for me that I approach with a lot of ambitions. I am now very much looking forward to meeting the staff and my new teammates and to get going.”
It is understood Chelsea were keeping tabs on the 22-year-old, who refused a move to Stamford Bridge to begin a new experience in the Ligue 1.