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Chelsea new signing aims dig at Brendan Rodgers after completing switch to London side

After completing his move from Leicester City to Chelsea, Wesley Fofana fired a parting shot at Brendan Rodgers.

The Blues confirmed on Wednesday that the defender had signed a seven-year contract with them.

Fofana, who cost an initial £70 million, joins Kalidou Koulibaly and Marc Cucurella this summer as defensive reinforcements for manager Thomas Tuchel.

He helped the Foxes win the FA Cup, for the first time in their history, in 2021 and made 52 appearances for the club.

It ends a transfer saga which Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers admitted had helped to derail his side’s Premier League season already.

In an emotional message to Chelsea fans on Instagram he wrote: ‘During these two seasons here, I have probably experienced the most intense moments of my young football career. I have grown as a player but also as a man.

‘Thank you to you, Foxes fans, for your kindness and your constant support, even in the moments you were led to believe I didn’t respect the club. I will never forget how we vibrated, exulted or cried, together… I will never forget you.

‘I chose not to communicate during this transfer window despite all the criticism and all the often false and misleading comments, even when they were coming from the club. I understood and I learned.

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