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Chelsea have confirmed they have completed a deal in signing Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi.

The 22-year-old was a part of the Belgium squad in the Euro 2016 and the Red Devils were eliminated from the quarter-final of the tournament following their 3-1 defeat to Wales. Prior to their clash against Chris Coleman's side, their coach Marc Wilmots confirmed the forward has completed his medical.

Batshuayi became Antonio Conte's first addition at Chelsea as the Blues manager will take charge at Stamford Bridge after his commitment with Italy ended following their elimination from the European championship after losing to Germany on penalties.

"Chelsea Football Club is delighted to announce Michy Batshuayi has today completed his transfer from Marseille. The 22-year-old signed a five-year contract," a statement read on Chelsea's official website.

"A powerful, fast striker, the highly coveted Batshuayi moves to Stamford Bridge having developed a reputation as a fine finisher following spells in France and Belgium.

"Skilful and with the ability to beat opposing defenders with his quick feet, he is a threat in the air and also comfortable holding the ball up and linking the play."

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Batshuayi has expressed his delight after completing his move to the west London club. He will join his compatriots Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois at Chelsea.

"I am delighted to sign for one of the biggest clubs in Europe and embark on the next chapter in my career. I hope I can help Chelsea win many trophies during my time at Stamford Bridge," the striker explained.

"Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois have told me many good things about the club, and with Antonio Conte coming in it's an exciting time to become a Chelsea player.

"This is a fantastic opportunity for myself and my family, I am looking forward to playing in the Premier League next season."