London: Chelsea have signed 18-year-old Chilean midfielder Cristian Cuevas from O'Higgins.
It was reported in South America that Chelsea offered $2.6 million for the Chile Under-20 player, but his club reported to have asked for $4 million before finally completing the deal.
"I'm very happy," Cuevas was quoted as saying, who can play at left-back or on the left wing. "Chelsea were following me for more than a year. What I wanted happened, which was joining this club."
Cuevas, who was present in a trial last year at Stamford Bridge and impressed the Chelsea management, signed a contract with the club until 2018.