Chelsea have confirmed the signing of Belgium international Michy Batshuayi from Marseille on a five-year deal. The 22-year-old becomes the first signing made by the Blues since the appointment of Antonio Conte as their new manager.
According to The Daily Mail, Batshuayi moves to Stamford Bridge for £33m. The two-footed forward was part of the Belgium squad which were dumped out by Wales at the European Championships, though he did score from off the bench against Hungary in one of his two tournament appearances.
In his final season at Marseille, Batshuayi scored 17 goals in Ligue 1; with only Paris Saint-Germain forwards Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edison Cavani as well as Lyon Alexandre Lacazette outscoring him domestically. The forward has expressed his delight at completing his move to Chelsea and admits he took advice from international colleagues Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois before agreeing the deal.
"I am delighted to sign for one of the biggest clubs in Europe and embark on the next chapter in my career," he told his new club's official website. "I hope I can help Chelsea win many trophies during my time at Stamford Bridge.
"Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois have told me many good things about the club, and with Antonio Conte coming in it's an exciting time to become a Chelsea player. This is a fantastic opportunity for myself and my family, I am looking forward to playing in the Premier League next season."
Batshuayi will compete for a place in the west Londoners' attack with along with Diego Costa, Pedro and Loic Remy, with coach Conte - who ended his duties with Italy after their exit from Euro 2016 on penalties to Germany - likely to play two in attack next season.