Chelsea and Manchester United 'agree fee' for Lauren James

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Dan Burke

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Chelsea and Manchester United have reportedly agreed a fee for the transfer of England striker Lauren James.

The fee has not yet been disclosed but according to Sky Sports reporter Anton Toloui, the deal is believed to be a record between two Women’s Super League clubs.

James is understood to have undergone a medical at Chelsea and is now discussing personal terms with the west London club.

James – who is the 19-year-old sister of Chelsea and England men’s defender Reece James – hails from London and began her career with Arsenal before joining United in 2018.

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After helping them win promotion to the WSL, she finished the 2020/21 season in the top flight as the club’s top scorer.