Chelsea reach £30m Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall 'agreement' for fourth Enzo Maresca transfer

Leicester City manager Enzo Maresca with Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leicester City and Sunderland at The King Power Stadium on October 24, 2023 in Leicester, England.
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Chelsea have reached an agreement with Leicester City to sign Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, understands.

The Blues made an official approach to sign the 25-year-old earlier this week with talks now reaching a conclusion which will see them pay £30million for his services. Enzo Maresca worked with the midfielder at King Power Stadium last season and is understandably keen for a reunion.

Dewsbury-Hall will likely arrive as Chelsea's fourth official summer signing following Tosin Adarabioyo, Estevao Willian and Omari Kellyman. With Dewsbury-Hall seen as the perfect midfielder for Chelsea, it is no surprise he chose to accept a reunion with Maresca given his past comments.

"Enzo was an unbelievable manager," he recently told BBC Sport. "I genuinely see him becoming a top manager, so it wasn’t a surprise to see he was in demand. It is weird having to change a manager after being so successful, but that’s football."

Alongside Dewsbury-Hall, Chelsea are continuing to work on deals for Marc Guiu and Aaron Anselmino with Kellyman confirmed as the third addition over the weekend.

Though those three players will likely arrive as part of the senior team, Dewsbury-Hall is arguably the second marquee addition of the summer. As part of the deal with Leicester for Dewsbury-Hall, there was talk of a Chelsea star heading to King Power Stadium.

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The likes of Armando Broja or Datro Fofana were mooted as options, though it looks set to be highly-rated midfielder Michael Golding that joins the Foxes, as per transfer guru Fabrizio Romano.