Antonio Conte has secured his second major signing as Chelsea manager by luring Leicester midfielder N'Golo Kante to Stamford Bridge in a deal worth an estimated £30 million.
Kante shone in Leicester's title-winning campaign last season and had a host of big clubs chasing his signature this summer.
The French international also starred during Euro 2016 and has signed a five-year contract for the Blues.
With so many interested parties, Kante has explained why he chose Chelsea and picked out Conte's arrival as a key factor which influenced his decision.
Kante told the Chelsea website: "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."
Chelsea's technical director Michael Emenalo praised Kante's talent and is excited to see how he will fit in Conte's new setup:
"N’Golo is a fantastic signing ahead of the new season and we are delighted to have been able to bring such a talented player to the club.
"He is a perfect fit in terms of Antonio Conte’s philosophies and the style of football he wants to play."
"For a player of his age he has already built up a wealth of experience and his exceptional quality will without doubt be a great addition to the team."
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