It was widely believed that AS Monaco had a pre-contract agreement signed with FC Barcelona’s Victor Valdes with the goalkeeper ready to sign a full-time deal on July 1st. However, the Spaniard’s serious injury suffered on Wednesday against Celta Vigo which looks to have ruled him out for at least six months may scrap the pre-arranged deal. As is usually the case with players whose contracts are ending, the Monegasque club included a bumper bonus to give Valdes the incentive to sign with their side. A detailed medical is due to take place before the official signing of the contract and therefore looks unlikely that Valdes will pass it, meaning that he could remain a free agent until late September. Valdes was believed to have held negotiations with Manchester City too, but the Barcelona goalkeeper was set for a move to the Ligue 1. Now, however, it is more likely that Valdes’ pre-contract agreement will be scrapped, setting up a second round of negotiations to take place later this year when he recovers from injury.