Chelsea have completed the signing of Monaco defender Benoit Badiashile for £35m.
The 21-year-old year signed a seven-and-a-half-year contract to become the latest arrival at Stamford Bridge.
Badiashile is a central defender, he has been a mainstay in the Monaco team since making his debut in 2016 under Thierry Henry.
He is looking forward to lining up for Chelsea in the Premier League.
“I’m very happy to be here at Chelsea. I’m so excited to start playing for this club. I can’t wait to see the fans and start playing in the best league in the world.”
Chelsea chairman Todd Boehly said: “We’re delighted to welcome Benoit to Chelsea.
“He’s an excellent young player who has quickly established a strong reputation for himself and has a huge amount of experience for his young age. We are sure he will form an important part of our team in the years ahead.”
Badiashile has featured for Monaco in the Champions League and in the Europa League.
Badiashile will battle the likes of Khalidou Koulibaly, Trevoh Chalobah and Wesley Fofana for a place in the starting line-up.