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Transfer news: Chelsea sign Dewsbury-Hall from Leicester

Leicester academy graduate Dewsbury-Hall will join up with former boss Enzo Maresca at Chelsea.

Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall

Chelsea have announced the signing of Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall from Leicester.

The midfielder, 25, has joined for a reported £30million and has signed a six-year deal at Stamford Bridge.

A Foxes academy graduate, the Championship winners have offloaded Dewsbury-Hall in order to comply with financial fair play regulations.

He will join up with manager Enzo Maresca, who left the King Power Stadium to take over the Blues earlier this summer.

Dewsbury-Hall was one of the standout players in the Championship last season, scoring 12 goals and providing 12 assists in 44 league games.

The former Luton loanee is Chelsea’s fourth signing of the summer after snapping up Omari Kellyman from Aston Villa, former Fulham defender Tosin Adarabioyo and Barcelona youngster Marc Guiu.

Dewsbury-Hall bids farewell

The Englishman joined Leicester at the age of eight and made his first team debut in 2020 before going on to represent the club 129 times.

Prior to the move being officially confirmed, Dewsbury-Hall penned an emotional farewell to supporters on his Instagram.

It said: “Well what can I say? What a journey it’s been. 17 years of my life devoted to this club and it’s been a pleasure.

“I’ve loved every minute of my time at this football club and created some memories & friendships I’ll never forget.

“I’m very proud of what we achieved together last season – creating memories of a lifetime for us all. But bigger than that, hopefully going some way to righting the wrongs of that relegation season.

“I want to thank all of the team mates I’ve played with, the coaches that l’ve worked with and fans that l’ve grown with.

“I’m glad I’m leaving the club with them in the Premier League, where they belong, and wish Leicester City all the best in the upcoming season and further on.

“I’m one of your own, Leicester. But it’s time for me to go now. Thanks for the ride. KDH.”

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Cian Cheesbrough

Cian is a sports journalist with experience writing for national title, including LiveScore, MailOnline, Eurosport and Sky Sports. He has covered a number of key events during his time in the industry, including from the press box at live Champions League fixtures.