Chelsea have confirmed the signing of Ben Chilwell from Leicester for £50m on a five-year contract.

The England defender has long been targeted by manager Frank Lampard as the solution to play left-back and Chilwell was keen to play in the Champions League having just missed out on qualification with Leicester last season.

 “‘I am delighted to be joining Chelsea at this very exciting time for the club,” Chilwell told Chelsea’s website.

“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.”

Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia added: “We are very pleased to have completed our third addition to our exciting squad for the coming season.

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‘’Ben brings plenty of top-level experience playing in the Premier League, Champions League and at international level, despite his young age.

”We are confident Ben will adapt very quickly to being a Chelsea player and with the fixture programme for 2020/21 especially busy, he is a fantastic addition to the squad needed to challenge for honours.”