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Monaco confirm Aleksandr Golovin signing from CSKA Moscow

Monaco have confirmed the signing of Russia international Aleksandr Golovin from CSKA Moscow on a five-year contract.

Golovin showed his talent with some impressive displays at the World Cup as hosts Russia reached the quarterfinals. The midfielder had been a reported target for Chelsea -- as well as Juventus and Barcelona -- but has joined Ligue 1 side Monaco.

Sources have confirmed to ESPN that a fee had been agreed between the two clubs, and on Friday Monaco announced the...

 By Tom Hamilton

Monaco agree fee for Russia World Cup star Aleksandr Golovin - sources

AS Monaco have agreed a fee for Russian star Aleksandr Golovin, who is expected to sign for the Ligue 1 club on a five-year deal, sources have told ESPN.

Golovin has yet to undergo his medical, but sources say that Monaco have agreed with CSKA Moscow on a fee of approximately €30 million plus bonuses for the versatile midfielder.

Monaco vice president Vadim Vasilyev confirmed his interest in the midfielder July 16, saying the club had made "more than a generous offer" for his services, and...

World Cup scouting spotlight: Moussa Wague, Rodrigo Bentancur, Mario Fernandes

The World Cup boosted the profiles of several known stars like Kylian Mbappe but what about the next wave hoping to use Russia 2018 as a springboard into the next phases of their career? Matt Stanger scouts three such under-the-radar talents who acquitted themselves well this summer.

Moussa Wague, DF, KAS Eupen/Senegal

Wague is an attacking full-back whose performances in Russia should earn him a move to a bigger European league.
Wague is an attacking full-back whose performances in Russia should earn him a move to a bigger European league.

In this age of information, it's rare to see genuine unknowns emerge as potential stars at the World Cup. Moussa Wague is one such example, however, with few having heard...

Nigeria's Ahmed Musa banking on 'home' comforts in Moscow

Nigeria striker Ahmed Musa says playing in Russia is like playing at home, and is hoping that advantage can help him take the Super Eagles past Argentina in their final group game.

Musa, who scored twice against Iceland on the weekend, spent five years in Moscow with CSKA before joining Leicester City in 2016.

That move looked like a mistake when the forward failed to break into the English team, making just two appearances for the Foxes.

But he was revitalized by a loan return to CSKA near the...


Russia's Alan Dzagoev likely to miss rest of World Cup - club doctor

ESPN FC's Kasey Keller praises Russia's direct play and how well they used their strengths in a convincing 5-0 win against Saudi Arabia.

Russia midfielder Alan Dzagoev is set to miss the rest of the World Cup after suffering a hamstring injury in their opening 5-0 win over Saudi Arabia, a Russian club doctor says.

Dzagoev pulled up with an injury midway through the first half and was substituted in the 24th minute. The Russian Football Union confirmed the hamstring injury during the game, and said the length of time he will miss will be determined after a scan.

"Alan Dzagoev damaged the muscles in the back of the thigh," Russia...