Chelsea Women sign Serbian midfielder Jelena Cankovic

Chelsea's new signing, Jelena Cankovic
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Chelsea Women have signed 27-year-old Serbian midfielder Jelena Cankovic on a three-year deal from Rosengard.

She has 53 caps and five goals for her country, won top-flight domestic titles in her first six seasons during spells with Spartak Subotica, Barcelona and Ferencvaros.

Moving to Rosengard, she also was twice a Damallsvenskan title winner, helping the team to the quarter-finals of the Champions League in 2021.

Cankovic told ‘I am really excited to join Chelsea and it feels great to be able to play in a team with such a winning culture and great players.’

Manager Emma Hayes said: ‘Jelena is a top talent who has been developing really, really well in Sweden. We’ve been monitoring her for some time and we’re absolutely delighted she chose us.’

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