Benoit Badiashile: Chelsea agree £35m deal for Monaco defender
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Chelsea have agreed a £35m deal to sign Monaco defender Benoit Badiashile; the 21-year-old will undergo a medical with the Blues on Monday; Badiashile has made 135 appearances for Monaco and capped twice by France
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Chelsea have agreed a £35 million deal to sign Monaco defender Benoit Ba Diaby, and he will undergo a medical on Monday.
Naijacrawl reported in late December that the West London club were in advanced talks over a deal for the 21-year-old France international.
Badiashile is considered one of the best young left-footed center-backs in Europe, and this has been a player profile Chelsea have wanted since the summer.
Chelsea also gave a medical to 18-year-old Vasco da Gama midfielder Andrey Santos on Saturday.
Since Todd Boehly took control of Chelsea in May 2022, the club have pursued a strategy of signing talented young players. Wesley Fofana (21), Carney Chukwuemeka (19), Cesare Casadei (19), David Datro Fofana (20) and Gabriel Slonina (18) have all signed for the club.
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