Earlier on Monday, we covered some breaking news from Brazil that AS Monaco had joined the race to sign Vanderson.

The Gremio full-back looked like a shoe in to sign for Brentford FC in the upcoming transfer window, but the principality side have since overtaken them.

In fact, it appears the Bees have simply lost out to the Ligue 1 club, with Le10 Sport claiming the defender ‘has chosen’ AS Monaco.

Relaying Globo Esporte’s news before adding their own information, they explain Niko Kovač’s side are ‘ideally placed’ to secure the signing, and that’s ‘despite the competition from Brentford’.

The belief is that Vanderson will move to the principality and sign a four and a half year deal, with the transfer not €14m like Globo claimed, but €12m.

A kick in the teeth for Thomas Frank’s side, who genuinely seemed on the verge of signing the Brazilian a few days ago or so.