Valencia sign Aymen Abdennour from Monaco

Aymen Abdennour
Aymen Abdennour was left out as his new club beat his old club in the Champions League qualifiers

Valencia have signed rumoured Chelsea target Aymen Abdennour from Monaco for a reported £22m.

The Blues had been linked with the Tunisia defender on Saturday in several newspapers, but hours later the La Liga side announced his arrival on a five-year deal.

"I chose Valencia out of all the offers I received because it is a big club in Spain and Europe," he said.

"I had no doubts. I am delighted to be joining the best league in the world."