Marco Asensio Aleksandr Golovin
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Monaco vice president Vadim Vasilyev appears confident that his side will beat Chelsea to the signature of Aleksandr Golovin.

The deal for Golovin looked to have been tied up while he was competing at the World Cup. That no longer appears to be the case.

Interest in the Russian has always been high, but never has a powerful figure at an interested party spoken so openly about signing him in his manner.

Vasilyev is quoted by Sky Sports suggesting that Golovin could be a Monaco player in the coming days:

“[It’s] a more than generous offer. The contract length offered is five years. I think that a club in transition like Monaco is the best option for him, at this stage in his career.”

“Everything should be decided in the coming days, maybe even today. We cannot wait long. If it does not come off, we will look to another option.”

This is a strange one, we thought that Golovin was more or less a done deal. That it’d just be a matter of dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s after the World Cup.

Perhaps the acquisition of Jorginho has lowered the necessity for a new midfielder. We may have pulled the plug on the deal ourselves.

Either way, we hope you didn’t jump the gun and get your Golovin shirt printed…

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