Chelsea have allowed winger Scott Sinclair to join Championship side Swansea City on a three-year deal.
The 21-year-old moves to the Liberty Stadium for an initial fee of £500,000, although that could rise to £1million depending on add-ons relating to the club’s future success.
Swans boss Brendan Rodgers, who knows Sinclair from his time in charge of the academy and reserve teams at Stamford Bridge, said:“Scott is obviously a player I know well and I’m delighted to sign him.
“It’s a massive coup for us because he’s a big talent and has been a sought-after player since he broke on to the scene.
“As far as I’m concerned, there’s no better place for him than Swansea City. With this group of players, style of football, fantastic fans and a manager who knows him well, this will be a great club for his development.
“He’s only 21 and still has big potential. I think this will be a good home for him, where he can come and play and realise that full potential because I know what he is capable of.
“He’s a great signing for the present and the future and joins a group of exciting young players that includes the likes Joe Allen, David Cotterill and Nathan Dyer.”
Sinclair made 14 appearances for Chelsea but made his name during a loan spell at Plymouth Argyle where he found the net four times in ten starts and eight substitute appearances.
He has also enjoyed loan spells at QPR, Charlton Athletic, Crystal Palace, Birmingham City and Wigan Athletic in the last three years.