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OFFICIAL: Chelsea Sign Fabregas

Chelsea have announced the signing of Spain midfielder, Cesc Fabregas.

Fabregas confirmed that Arsenal did have a first-option to re-sign him but the Gunners decided against a re-union with their former player.

The 27-year-old has joined the Blues on a five-year-deal and will wear the number four shirt as confirmed by the club on Thursday.

“Firstly I would like to thank everyone at FC Barcelona where I enjoyed three wonderful years. It was my childhood club and I will always be proud and honoured that I had a chance to play for such a great team,” he told the club’s official website.

“I do feel that I have unfinished business in the Premier League and now is the right time to return.

“Yes, everyone knows that Arsenal had the first option to sign me. They decided not to take up this option and therefore it wasn't meant to be. I wish them well in the future.

“I considered all the other offers very carefully and I firmly believe that Chelsea is the best choice. They match my footballing ambitions with their hunger and desire to win trophies.

“They have an amazing squad of players and an incredible manager. I am fully committed to this team and I can't wait to start playing.

“It was extremely important to me that this transfer was completed before the World Cup so that my mind will only be focussed on hopefully helping my country try to retain the trophy."

Barcelona, meanwhile, confirmed the deal in a club statement which thanked the player for his three years at the Nou Camp.

The statement said: "FC Barcelona wishes to publicly thank Cesc Fàbregas for his professionalism and dedication during his years at the Club, which will always be his home, and to wish him all the very best for the future."

Fabregas signed for an undisclosed fee which is rumored to be around €33m (R 480 million).

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