Chelsea confirm signing of Ben Chilwell from Leicester City
Finally, a defensive signing
Chelsea have confirmed the signing of Ben Chilwell from Leicester City. The left-back has joined the Blues for a fee believed to be in the region of £50m.
On making the move to Stamford Bridge, Chilwell 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."
It is Chelsea's first defensive signing of the window, after spending vast sums of money on Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner. Kai Havertz is also expected to complete a €100m move to Stamford Bridge in the coming weeks.
Chilwell will hope to play alongside Thiago Silva in Chelsea's backline. The Brazilian veteran's contract at PSG has just expired and he is expected to join Chelsea for free on a two year contract in this transfer window.