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Chelsea snap up Liverpool midfielder Benayoun

July 02, 2010 23:31 IST

yossi benayounChelsea have signed Liverpool's versatile midfielder Yossi Benayoun on a three-year deal, the Premier League champions said on Friday.

"I am very excited to come to a club like Chelsea, it is a big club and I think it is a dream for every player. Hopefully we will be successful," the Israeli international told the club website (

The 30-year-old Israeli captain spent three seasons at Liverpool after moving to England in 2005 when he joined West Ham United from Spanish club Racing Santander.

Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti said: "Yossi has a lot of quality in midfield and can play in lots of positions. I like his behaviour on the pitch and he will do a great job for us next season."

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