Chelsea announce defender deal – Blues confirm midfielder has signed up – Chelsea free to sign striker right price

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Academy midfielder Frankie Runham has signed his first professional contract with CHELSEA

The club posted on the club website: ‘Runham joined the Blues at eight years old and became our youngest-ever UEFA Youth League goalscorer at the age of 15 with a strike against Dinamo Zagreb in November 2022.

‘We are delighted Frankie will continue his development at Chelsea,’ said head of youth development and recruitment, Jim Fraser.

‘He has consistently showcased his versatility and quality for our Under 17s and 18s and we look forward to seeing even more as this season progresses.’

‘Runham has represented England at the Under-15 and Under-16 age groups and has also trained with the CHELSEA first team this season.

‘Congratulations, Frankie!’

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There have been so many talents that have been let go over the past few seasons by Chelsea as they were not good enough to keep hold – but Runham is a lad that the club have big hopes for.

He has been at the club since he was eight years old – he has developed into a very exciting talent and is certainly a lad that Pochettino may be able to give a chance in the coming seasons.

We are sure that he will get loaned out by the club as he needs to gain some much needed first-team experience – but this is massive news for the lad and his family and will give him the belief that he can make it at Stamford Bridge.

BJORN SIGNS UP – 

CHELSEA is pleased to announce the signing of Nathalie Bjorn, with the Swedish defender joining from Everton

Bjorn represented Rosengard in her homeland, where she enjoyed domestic success in the form of one league title and two Swedish Cups, while also featuring for them in the UEFA Women’s Champions League.

In the summer of 2021, Bjorn made the switch from her homeland to Everton and quickly settled into life in the WSL, establishing herself as a key figure in the team. She has racked up more than 300 senior games and joins the club ahead of the second half of the 2023/24 campaign.

Speaking for the first time as a Chelsea player, Bjorn said: ‘It feels amazing! To sign for one of the biggest clubs in Europe feels like part of a dream that you have when you are young. I’m very excited to get this journey started.’

General manager Paul Green commented: ‘Nathalie is a very experienced, versatile player that we have been tracking for a long time. She is a leader, has good pace, is good on the ball, and knows our league very well.

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‘We are really pleased to get the deal over the line and look forward to seeing her make a good impact in the squad now and over the upcoming years.’

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Bjorn is a proven WSL star and a player that will add some more quality to the side for the final few months of the season – this is a very good bit of business from the club to make and we are sure that fans will be looking forward to the defender in action over the next few weeks.

GUIRASSY CHANCE – 

Stuttgart’s sporting director says the club want to keep CHELSEA target Serhou Guirassy this month – but did not rule out selling the forward if the right offer comes in

He already has 19 goals to his name in all competitions and has proved many people wrong that he is able to cut it in the Bundesliga at the highest level.

Couple that with his astonishingly low £15.1m release clause and it seems certain that offers from the club will arrive in the January window and take him to that next level in the game.

West Ham and Manchester United have also been linked with the forward and now it has been revealed that the German side will allow him to depart the club should the right offer arrive this month.

“Our strategy is not to hope, fear and keep our fingers crossed,” Stuttgart chief Fabian Wohlgemuth told BW24.

“It’s not wishful thinking .We are constantly in contact, and if matters align that are favorable, then we will do it. If not, then not.

“We will keep our eyes and ears open. We’re not under any pressure, but the squad situation is a bit tense at the moment.

Speaking earlier in the season, Stuttgart manager Sebastian Hoeness did not rule out the prospect of losing Guirassy in the January window.

‘In football you can never exclude anything, so I won’t do that here either.

‘I think he feels really comfortable. Of course, I hope he stays with us for a long time, just has a good time with us. But with him and with the others, it is never possible to exclude things.’

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