Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has hailed Cesc Fabregas' signing, claiming that the Spaniard "gives a new dimension" to his squad.

The former Arsenal star completed his return to the Premier League last week, signing a five-year contract at Stamford Bridge in a move that has reportedly cost around £27m.

After Frank Lampard announced his departure from West London, Fabregas has been earmarked as his replacement – with both Fernando Torres and Cesar Azpilicueta claiming the former Barcelona star will fill a void in the club's midfield.

Questioned by Spanish newspaper Marca about Fabregas' signing, Mourinho said: "He's different from [Nemanja] Matic, Ramires and Oscar.

"Fabregas is a great player that gives a new dimension to our team. With him we have a comprehensive central midfield. I wanted a midfielder with a certain style and now I have him."

Furthermore Mourinho denied any lingering bad blood with the Spaniard, despite several clashes during their time in La Liga.

"There are no problems. We had a five-minute chat and we cleared everything up. He knows what I think."

Fabregas also explained how Mourinho convinced him to move to Stamford Bridge and rejected other Premier League proposals.

"I wanted to go back to the Premier League and I had to think about what my options were then. I had many very good offers, the logical options" the Spanish international said.

"I spoke to José Mourinho and he told me that he wanted me there. He convinced me very, very quickly. He told me what I wanted to hear; he won me over and convinced me.

"It was very quick. I am very happy, very satisfied and I think it will all go phenomenally well."