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Jubilation at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea Complete First January Signing
- Derby County left-back Dylan Williams has completed a stunning move to Chelsea
- It remains unclear how much the Blues paid to acquire the signature of the 18-year-old
- Dylan has since taken to social media to express his delight at moving to Stamford Bridge
Chelsea have completed their first January signing following the arrival of Dylan Williams.
The teenage sensation moved to Stamford Bridge from Championship outfit, Derby County.
A delighted Williams has since taken to social media to give fans a glimpse of his new stripes as he shared a photo of himself signing his Chelsea deal.
The 18-year-old revealed he was delighted with the transfer, describing Chelsea as "one of the biggest clubs in the world."
He further took the time to thank the staff and his teammates at Derby for playing a central role in his growth.
"Wow. I am absolutely delighted to have signed for one of the biggest clubs in the world," he posted on Instagram.
"Thank you so much for everything the staff and players have done at Derby County. I cannot wait to get started at Chelsea," he added.
While it remains unclear how much Chelsea paid Derby to seal Williams' deal, the transfer is expected to boost the coffers of the Rams after enduring a turbulent financial crisis in recent months.
The club are expected to inform EFL chiefs in the coming days on how they intend to raise £5million needed to keep them running for the rest of the season.
Williams, meanwhile, becomes the fifth player to depart Derby during the ongoing winter transfer window.
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The Portugal international has just 18 months left on his current deal with the French club and has stalled on a new deal.
The Gunners are expected to face stiff competition in their pursuit for the services of the 24-year-old, with AC Milan among those salivating for his signature.