Chelsea has confirmed the signing of Axel Disasi from Monaco.
The French defender signed a six-year deal with the Blues in a deal worth €45 million.
He will become manager Mauricio Pochettino’s sixth signing of the summer after Christopher Nkunku, Nicolas Jackson, Diego Moreira, Angelo Gabriel and Lesley Ugochukwu.
Disasi has two years left on his Monaco contract and was also linked with Manchester United and Newcastle this summer.
Pochettino was keen to explore the market after Wesley Fofana suffered an ACL injury that will rule him out for several months.
The 25-year-old defender expressed his desire to win big things at Chelsea.
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He said: “I hope to achieve very big things here. To win titles. I will do everything I can to achieve those objectives. I am very ambitious.
“It’s a club that has been very popular for French players because they have all done well here: [Frank] Leboeuf, [Marcel] Desailly, [Nicolas] Anelka, [N’Golo] Kanté, [Olivier] Giroud. And the colour is blue like the national team! It’s good.”
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