Australian Sam Kerr, widely regarded as one of the best strikers in the world, has joined Women’s Super League leaders Chelsea.
She is the all-time leading scorer in the National Women’s Soccer League in the US and the Australian W-League.
Kerr, 26, has signed a two-and-a-half-year deal and is available for the second half of the season from January.
Former Chicago Red Stars and Perth Glory player Kerr scored five goals at the World Cup this summer, leading Australia to the last 16.
Chelsea fought off interest from a number of top European clubs including six-time Champions League winners Lyon, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid.