Chelsea have confirmed that Cesar Azpilicueta has joined the club from Marseille.

The 22-year old Spanish right-back has been linked with the European champions for some time and a mooted £7million deal is now complete.

"Chelsea Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of Cesar Azpilicueta," read a statement on the club's official website.

"The 22-year-old right-back, who recently represented Spain at the London Olympics, arrives at Stamford Bridge following a two-year spell in France's Ligue 1 with Marseille. "

Azpilicueta made just under 70 appearances for Marseille and will now go into Roberto Di Matteo's squad for tomorrow evening's clash with Newcastle United.

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