Cesc Fabregas has agreed to a €10 million ($11.5 million) transfer from Chelsea to Monaco.
Fabregas made 198 appearances for Chelsea over four-and-a-half years.
“We thank Cesc for his wonderful service and wish him the very best of luck for the next chapter in what has been a fantastic career,” a statement on Chelsea’s website said.
“There is no doubt Fàbregas’s place in the Chelsea history books is assured given his achievements over the past four-and-a-half seasons. Big goals and outstanding moments of quality ... [as] part of a successful, trophy-winning team.”