Chelsea have completed the signing of Wesley Fofana from Leicester City for a club record fee of £75m including add-ons on a seven-year contract.
The deal highest fee Chelsea have paid for a defender breaking the previous record set by Marc Cucurella – who joined from Brighton for £62m earlier in the transfer window.
The 21 year-old Frenchman will partner Kalidou Koulibaly and Thiago Silva in Thomas Tuchel’s three-man defence at Chelsea.
Fofana told Chelsea’s official website after the announcement: “The two last days have been really big days for me and I’m very happy. I trained this morning with the team and it’s a dream for me. I’m very excited to start playing games for the fans and the club.
“I’m here to win trophies – the Champions League, Premier League, FA Cup, Carabao Cup, everything. I came here to win and the club is built to win trophies so I’m here to continue that.”