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Wesley Fofana’s protracted transfer saga is over after he officially became a Chelsea player in a £70million deal.

Fofana has agreed a seven-year deal with the west London outfit with Thomas Tuchel finally landing his defensive target.

After completing his move, Fofana described his move to Stamford Bridge as a ‘dream’ and that he is raring to get going alongside his new team-mates.

He told the club’s official website: ‘The two last days have been really big days for me and I’m very happy.

Fofana has revealed that wing-back Reece James tried his best to move the deal along last month on Instagram.

‘Reece James messaged me on Instagram one month ago: “You come and play with me at right-back?” I like this, it’s good for my confidence. He’s my guy now,’ Fofana said.

‘I am a very big fan of [Didier] Drogba. I watch every game and I remember the UEFA Champions final.’

He added that he ‘loves the personality’ of N’Golo Kante and he cannot wait to get to work with the ‘nice guy’ in midfield.

The centre-back’s future had been a source of contention for weeks after the Blues interest became clear in the former Leicester City star.