Chelsea have completed the signing of French centre-back Axel Disasi from Monaco for £38.6million.
The 25-year-old has signed a six-year contract at Chelsea and is expected to play a key role at Stamford Bridge following the injury to Wesley Fofana.
Chelsea’s co-sporting directors Laurence Stewart and Paul Winstanley told the club’s official website: “Axel has showcased his quality over several seasons in France and that has deservedly led to recognition on the international stage.
“He is ready to take the next step in his career and we are delighted that will be with Chelsea. We welcome him to the club and look forward to him joining up with Mauricio Pochettino and his new teammates in the days ahead.”