Charlotte Fleming departs

Fleming joins a Leicester side who currently sit at the top of the FA Women’s Championship, the second tier, having won eight of their last 11 games.

Emma Hayes commented on the move: ‘Charlotte needs to be playing in a first team to gain further senior experience and aid her development.

‘Leicester are in great form at the top of the Championship and we have no doubt Charlotte will be a great asset to the team. We wish her all the best in the next step in her career.’

Chelsea would like to thank Charlotte for her service during her time with the club and wish her every success for the future.