Fulham have completed the signings of Jean-Michael Seri and Maxime Le Marchand from French side Nice in a deal potentially worth in excess of £30m.
Chelsea were linked with Seri, 26, but did not make an approach for the Ivory Coast midfielder, who was keen to move to the Premier League.
West London Sport recently revealed that Fulham were in for Seri, who has signed a four-year contract at Craven Cottage with the option of a further year.
“It was great to get the move finalised,” Seri told Fulham’s website.
“I’m delighted to be here, it’s a new adventure that starts for me and I’m hoping it will all go well.”
Left-back Le Marchand, 28, said: “I’m very happy to sign for Fulham, this is a big club that’s very popular.
“I’m also happy to have joined up with a good friend, Jean Michael Seri.
“I know that there is a lot of hard work ahead and I hope to bring my very best to this team.”