AS Monaco sign Aleksandr Golovin from CSKA Moscow in £26.5m deal
AS Monaco have signed Russian World Cup midfielder Aleksandr Golovin from CSKA Moscow for around €30 million (£26.5m).
But Monaco have swooped to secure Golovin as a replacement for Joao Moutinho, who joined Wolves earlier this week.
"I am very happy to sign at AS Monaco," said Golovin, who has signed a five-year deal with the former French champions.
"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."
Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev said: "We are very happy with the arrival of Aleksandr Golovin at AS Monaco.
"He is a talented young player, very prominent during the World Cup, but we have been following him for a long time.
"He already has solid experience in Russian First Division and internationally.
"Despite the competition of very large European clubs, Aleksandr has chosen the sporting project of AS Monaco, which will offer him the best conditions to continue his progress."