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The Blues have appeared vulnerable in defence
in their opening Premier League games and
have responded by signing the centre-back
from Nantes for around £4 million
Chelsea have signed Nantes defender Papy
Djilobodji for a reported £4 million, the club
have confirmed.

The Blues have conceded nine goals in their
opening four Premier League games and have
responded by signing the centre-back on a
four-year deal.

A statement on Nantes website said: "As with
Jordan Veretout, Djilobodji joins the Premier
League and the ranks of the champions. Nantes
extend their congratulations and wish him well
for the rest of his career."

Upon completing his move to the club, Djilobodji
said: "I’m very happy to sign for a big club like
Chelsea and I want to do my best to help the
team win titles. I want to thank the club for
giving me this opportunity."

Djilobodji, 26, joined Nantes from Moissy-
Cramayel in 2009 before going on to make 171
league appearances for the club in Ligue 1 and
2 and scoring nine goals.

The Senegal international could make his
Chelsea debut against Everton at Goodison Park
on September 12 after the international break.

.@ChelseaFC is delighted to announce
the signing of Papy Djilobodji from
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) September
1, 2015

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