Official: Chelsea confirm record-breaking deal for 19 year old striker

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Chelsea have officially confirmed the signing of Lauren James in a record-breaking move from Manchester United.

The £200,000 Chelsea paid for the 19 year old is a record fee for transfer between two Women’s Super League sides.

The 19-year-old, sister of England and Chelsea right-back Reece, and joins a Chelsea side that won the WSL and League Cup last season, as well as reaching the final of the Champions League where they lost to Barcelona.

She scored 14 goals in 18 league appearances to help United first get promoted to the WSL, before finishing their first season in the top-flight as the club’s top scorer.

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