Chelsea Sign Senegal Forward Nicolas Jackson From Villarreal for €37m.

Chelsea have signed Nicolas Jackson from Spanish club side Villarreal.

The Senagal international, signed eight-year contract with the Blues after completing his medicals on Sunday.

He becomes the second major signing of the Mauricio Pochettino era following the arrival of France striker Christopher Nkunku from RB Leipzig for £52m.

Though, neither Chelsea nor Villarreal disclosed the fee involved, but it has been widely reported that the West London club will pay £32m for Jackson.

The 22-year-old spent two years in the Yellow Submarine's first team, 13 goals and 4 assists in 38 appearances for the La Liga side last season, including nine in the final eight league games.

He was close to securing a move to the Premier League in January, when a deal was agreed with Bournemouth, but that transfer fell through due to a failed medical.

Co-sporting directors Laurence Stewart and Paul Winstanley added: "We are excited to welcome Nicolas to Chelsea.

"He is a young player with big potential, as he showcased for Villarreal last season. 

"We believe he is ready for this next step in his career and look forward to him working with Mauricio and his Chelsea team-mates."

 New boss Pochettino is in the process of reshaping Chelsea's squad, with a number of high-profile departures having been completed over the past week and more still to follow.

Germany forward Kai Havertz has joined Arsenal in a £65m deal, while Manchester City have signed Croatia midfielder Mateo Kovacic for an initial £25m, and neighbors Man United have agreed a £60m fee to sign Mason Mount.

Jackson's compatriots Edouard Mendy and Kalidou Koulibaly have both joined Saudi clubs, while N'Golo Kante has agreed to sign for Saudi champions Al-Ittihad.

Winger Hakim Ziyech has also been linked with a move to the Saudi Pro League, and English midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek completed a move to AC Milan on Friday.

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