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Chelsea sign Leicester's Fofana in £75m deal

Chelsea have completed the signing of Leicester centre-back Wesley Fofana in a deal worth up to £75m.

Chelsea will pay an initial £70m, with a further £5m possible in add-ons and Fofana has signed a seven-year contract with the club.

Leicester and Chelsea agreed a fee for Fofana on Saturday, with the defender flying to the USA on Monday for his medical.

Fofana said: "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."

Fofana later released a statement on his Instagram thanking Leicester fans for their "kindness and your constant support, even in the moments you were led to believe I didn't respect the club". Fofana also appeared to criticise Leicester and manager Brendan Rodgers for their handling of the long-running transfer saga.

Fofana added: "I chose not to communicate during this transfer window despite all the criticism and all the often false and misleading comments, even when they were coming from the club.

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