Arsenal have already secured the services of one World Cup star this summer in the form of Lucas Torreira but are looking to land another before the window closes in mid-August.
The Gunners have widely been attributed with an interest in CSKA Moscow’s Aleksandr Golovin, who caught the eye for host nation Russia at the World Cup in their surprise run to the quarter-finals of the competition.
Arsenal’s interest can be traced back to the January transfer window but they face a stern fight in the market to land the services of the 22-year-old, who has already been linked with Juventus and Chelsea, while another side has confirmed an approach
Quoted by Vice Express, Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev said:
“We made CSKA a proposal for Golovin. I cannot reveal the amount of the transfer, but it is a worthy fee. The duration of the contract? Standard, five years. I think in this situation the transition to Monaco is the most correct option for Golovin.”