UEFA Champions League runners-up AS Monaco FC are set to sign Uruguayan forward Ernesto Javier Chevanton.
UEFA Champions League runners-up AS Monaco FC are set to sign Uruguayan forward Ernesto Javier Chevanton from US Lecce for an undisclosed fee.
'Question of details'
Monaco hope that Chevanton will fill the gap left by the departures of Dado Pršo, Ludovic Giuly and Fernando Morientes this summer. "Finally I can play in the European Cup," he said. "That's why I chose Monaco and refused other offers. When my agent told me that Monaco wanted me, I did not have any doubts.
"I leave Italian football, but [...] maybe I will come back as an important player in a big team, fighting for the Scudetto," he added. Monaco will enter the 2004/05 Champions League in the third qualifying round.