Southampton have completed the signing of Chelsea midfielder Oriel Romeu, according to reports.
Romeu struggled to break into Chelsea’s first-team and spent the last two seasons on loan with Valencia and Stuttgart.
According to The Sun, Romeu completed a medical with the Saints on Wendesday after a £5m deal had been agreed between the two Premier League clubs.
Romeu made just 22 league appearances for the Blues after joining from Barcelona in 2011 and will now provide competition to Jordy Clasie for the defensive midfield role at Southampton.
In other Southampton news, The Sun reports that the Saints are confident of completing a £10m deal for Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk before the end of the summer window.
The Dutchman has impressive for the Hoops since joining the club from Groningen in 2013.
Arsenal were also believed to be tracking the 24-year-old, but it now seems the Saints will win the race for his signature.