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Chelsea confirm their latest big money signing

Kante completes his move to Stamford Bridge
Kante completes his move to Stamford Bridge

Chelsea have completed the signing of midfielder N'Golo Kante from Leicester.

The France international has passed a medical and put pen to paper on a five-year-contract, the Stamford Bridge club have confirmed. The fee is reported to be around £32million for the 25-year-old.

After signing a five-year contract, Kante said: "I am so happy to have signed for one of the biggest clubs in Europe. It’s a dream come true for me.

"The opportunity to work with Antonio Conte, a brilliant coach, and some of the best players in the world was simply too good to turn down.

"My first season in English football was very special and now I hope to go on to achieve even more during my time as a Chelsea player. I am looking forward to meeting up with my new team-mates and helping the club achieve a lot of success."

Kante, signed for Leicester last summer from Caen for £5.6million, was a revelation during his maiden season in England as Claudio Ranieri's side became shock Premier League champions.

He was named on the six-man shortlist for the PFA Players' Player of the Year award - won by Foxes team-mate Riyad Mahrez - but his displays also brought him to the attention of Europe's biggest clubs.