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BREAKING! Chelsea signs Chilwell from Leicester City

Chelsea has confirmed the signing of defender Ben Chilwell from Leicester in a deal worth in excess of £50m.

Chilwell has signed a five-year contract at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said on the signing of Chilwell: “We are very pleased to have completed our third addition to our exciting squad for the coming season. Ben brings plenty of top-level experience playing in the Premier League, Champions League and at international level, despite his young age.

“We are confident Ben will adapt very quickly to being a Chelsea player and with the fixture programme for 2020/21 especially busy, he is a fantastic addition to the squad needed to challenge for honours.”

The England full-back said: “I am delighted to be joining Chelsea at this very exciting time for the club. I’m looking forward to being a part of this young, dynamic squad led by Frank Lampard as we challenge for honours next season.

“I can’t wait to get started and hopefully it won’t be long before we’re playing in front of the Chelsea fans at Stamford Bridge.”

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