CHELSEA are reportedly set to make a summer swoop for Manchester United starlet Lauren James following their fourth cup double-winning season.
And Goal claims the WSL juggernauts’ bid is set to be their final offer with the league champs growing impatient with discussions to sign the striker.
The London-born forward,19, is reported to be in negotiations over a move to Emma Hayes WSL-winning side who were defeated by Barcelona in last season’s Women’s Champions League final.
However, Goal says talks between United and the Kingsmeadow outfit, who won last term's league title and Conti cup,have hit a hurdle in recent weeks.
Should a Kingsmeadow move for James come to fruition it would see the Red Devils starlet uniting with her England and Blues full-back brother Reece who is 21.
And it would see the pair become the only brother-sister duo to be playing for a top club competing in the Prem and the Women’s Super League.
James, 19, has been heavily linked with a potential switch to Chelsea following a series of impressive performances for Man United over the past three seasons.
The forward has netted 22 times in 40 Red Devils appearances across all competitions since joining the newly structured club in July 2018.
And the player, who moved to United after spending four years at Arsenal, helped the side to win promotion to the WSL for the first time in their history.
James, who received her first England call-up in November 2020 under former Lionesses boss Phil Neville, has been highlighted as a rising star by Uefa.
The WSL ace was one of ten players featured in the European football body’s 2021 ‘ones to watch list’.
It is reported James is currently working with personal trainer Tom Joyce in a bid to maintain her ahead of next season.
Earlier this year it was rumoured the forward was also a transfer target for French women’s football giants Lyon.
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