Chelsea sign Tosin on four-year deal

Chelsea have confirmed the signing of Tosin Adarabioyo.

The centre-back, 26, has signed a four-year deal at Stamford Bridge, joining the Blues on a free transfer after leaving Fulham, where his contract expires this summer.

He rejected offers of a new contract and made it clear wanted to move on.

Tosin, who was born in London and grew up in Manchester, joined Fulham from Manchester City in 2020 and made 119 league appearances for the Whites. He will officially join Chelsea on 1 July.

“Chelsea is a huge club and this is a full-circle moment for me. I was born three miles away from Stamford Bridge and made my professional debut there,” he said.

“I’m very excited and looking forward to helping push the club in the direction we want to go.”

Meanwhile, Chelsea’s co-sporting directors Paul Winstanley and Laurence Stewart said in a statement: “We are delighted to bring Tosin to Chelsea.

“Throughout his career, he has showcased his maturity and defensive qualities and has gained a wealth of experience in the Premier League in recent seasons.

“He is ready to make the step up to Chelsea and work alongside the talented players in our squad. We look forward to Tosin joining up with us for pre-season.”