OFFICIAL: World Cup star completes transfer to Chelsea

Chelsea have completed the signing of France World Cup star Axel Disasi from Monaco.

Statement from Chelsea reads: “Chelsea is pleased to confirm the signing of France international Axel Disasi from Monaco.

“The centre-back has agreed a six-year contract at Stamford Bridge and arrives with a wealth of top-level experience. Disasi has made 130 appearances in Ligue 1, been capped four times by France, and was part of his country’s squad for last year’s World Cup in Qatar.”

Co-sporting directors Laurence Stewart and Paul Winstanley said: “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.”