Chelsea Women’s 21-year-old forward Lauren James has signed a new contract to keep her at the club until the summer of 2027.
James told chelseafc.com: ‘It’s an amazing feeling to extend my stay at the club I love and where I feel most at home. I’m looking forward to the future and I want to reach my full potential.
‘I want to be the best version of me as a player and as a person, helping to inspire the next generation. It definitely feels like home and it’s always been the place I’ve wanted to be.’
General manager Paul Green commented: ‘We’re delighted that Lauren has signed an extended deal, she has built on last season and taken another step forward in her development.
‘She is one of the best young players in the world, who is blue through and through. We look forward to seeing her continue to progress and we believe she will go on to achieve big things at the club.’