Chelsea have signed Fiorentina winger and Colombian international Juan Cuadrado for an initial fee of £23.3m, which could rise to £26.8m.
The 26-year-old, who impressed for Colombia at the World Cup, joined Chelsea after fellow winger Andre Schurrle moved to Wolfsburg for £22m.
Cuadrado has signed a four-and-a-half-year contract with the English league leaders.
Chelsea fringe winger Mohamed Salah, 22, is likely to go on loan to Fiorentina as part of the deal.
Cuadrado said: “I am very happy and thankful for this opportunity I’ve been given.
This is a great club and honestly it is like a dream to join the Chelsea family and to know that the manager believes in me. I’m happy.”
Cuadrado played in Italy for five and a half years, initially joining Udinese from Medellin in his homeland in 2009. After a loan spell at Lecce, he moved to
Fiorentina in 2012 and scored 20 goals in 85 Serie A appearances for the Florence side.
Fiorentina coach Vincenzo Montella revealed the deal was imminent on Friday, saying: “It was a sale that had to be done.
“Cuadrado is a player that has always arrived with a smile and given everything to Fiorentina – I’m happy for him because he is going to a big club.”
Salah has made 19 appearances for Chelsea since joining the club from Basel for a fee in the region of £11m in January 2014.