Chelsea have completed the signing of American forward Christian Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund for £58m (64m euros).
The 20-year-old, who was also linked with a move to Premier League giants Arsenal and Liverpool will however remain at the German club on loan until the end of the season.
Pulisic, who has scored nine goals in 23 games for the United States joined Dortmund as a youth player in 2015.
“It was always Christian’s dream to play in the Premier League. That certainly has to do with his American background, and as a result we were unable to extend his contract,” said Dortmund director Michael Zorc.
“Against this background, we have decided to accept an extremely lucrative bid by Chelsea, given the low contract maturity.”
His contract with BVB was due to expire in June 2020.