The Football Ferns captain Ali Riley is heading to England to play her club football.
Chelsea Women have agreed a deal to sign her from Swedish side FC Rosengard.
The 30-year-old defender will compete her move to the reigning Women’s Super League One champions next month.
Riley joined Rosengard in 2012 and won three Damallsvenskan and three Swedish Cups during her time with the club.
United States-born Riley had spells with FC Gold Pride and Western New York Flash after playing college soccer at Stanford University.
The terms of Riley’s transfer and contract with the Blues are undisclosed.
She has played 95 times for New Zealand since debuting in 2007.