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Chelsea have confirmed they have completed a deal in signing Leicester City midfielder N'Golo Kante on Saturday.

The 25-year-old becomes the Blues' new manager Antonio Conte's second summer signing after the west London club secured the services of Belgium international Michy Batshuayi from Marseille. Kante joined the Foxes from Caen last summer and was instrumental in their impressive run in the Premier League last season.

Kante was Claudio Ranieri's star player for Leicester and after one season at the King Power Stadium, the France international has left the club to join Chelsea by signing a five-year contract.

A statement on Chelsea's official website read, "The second addition to Antonio Conte's squad for the coming season has been completed. N'Golo Kante is a Chelsea player."

"Following on from the signing of Michy Batshuayi from the French League, Kante joins from Premier League Leicester City, where he so memorably played a major part in the Foxes' championship triumph last season."

Kante's impressive run for Leicester saw him make it to the France squad for the European championship in his homeland. Unfortunately for him and his national teammates, they lost to Portugal in the extra time of the final.

The midfielder has expressed his delight after he managed to complete a switch to the west London club.

"I am so happy to have signed for one of the biggest clubs in Europe. It's a dream come true for me," Kante told his new club's official website

"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."