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Monaco midfielder Golovin explains turning down Chelsea, Juventus

Monaco midfielder Aleksandr Golovin admits he turned down Chelsea last year.

Golovin says moving to Chelsea or Juventus in 2018 would have been "too hard" for him.

The Russia international told Match TV: "Why didn't I move to Juventus or Chelsea?

"I thought it would be hard for me now in a team like Chelsea or Juventus.

"For me it's the grandees of football. Probably, if I were a football player from Europe, the transition would have been easier.

"And, since I am from Russia, in a big club the situation would be complicated by the lack of knowledge of the language.

"I did not consult anyone making this choice. Many told me the same Slutsky, Cherchesov, Goncharenko. Everyone had a different opinion."

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