Blues have signed highly rated left-back Cheick Keita, according to his former club Virtus Entella.
The 20-year-old has been sold to Blues in a deal worth 1.7 million Euros (£1.5m).
Keita, who has been monitored by both Juventus and Torino, can play either left of defence or midfield.
Gozzi, the club’s president, is reported in the Italian press saying the following:
“It’s our first big market operation to when we are in Serie B.
“We are pleased to have been right about this guy that we have taken on a free transfer and has been with us for three years. We give him our best wishes.”
The youngster becomes Gianfranco Zola’s fourth signing to date, following Lukas Jutkiewicz, Craig Gardner and Emelio Nsue.
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