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Chelsea are signing Manchester United star Lauren James

The forward rejoins the club she left as a young girl and is reunited with her brother, Reece, who plays for Thomas Tuchel

Chelsea have announced the signing of Manchester United midfielder Lauren James for Purpose understand that this is a record fee between Super League women.

It is believed that the deal was initially worth £ 200,000 and increased to £ 300,000 with additions, making it the biggest transfer between two clubs in the league.

James struggled with injuries in Manchester last season, but position at number 4 in the NXGN list of Goal 2020 the 19-year-old remains one of the most exciting young talent in world football and has signed a four-year contract.

What was said?

James talked about her return to the club after playing for Chelsea’s Academy from under 10 to under 14 level: ‘It’s a great feeling to be back home, to a good club, the club I started at the age of six. .

‘To be able to play for the first team now and come back here to Emma [Hayes, Chelsea manager] and the rest of the group is feeling good. I’m excited to get started and can’t wait to meet all the fans at Kingsmeadow as the new season begins. ‘

Hayes added: ‘Lauren is an exciting, young talent that we have been admiring for a while.

‘When we had the opportunity to sign her, we thought it was the right time to bring her back to the club. We are excited to see how she develops in the coming years, and look forward to welcoming her to the pre-season training. “