Matildas star Sam Kerr signed to Chelsea FC

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Matildas star Sam Kerr has been signed to the Chelsea Football Club on a two-and-a-half-year contract.

Kerr will head over to the Blues when the mid-season transfer window opens, to then play in the second half of the FA Women's Super League (WSL).

"The WSL is the best league in Europe," Kerr said in a statement.

"I want team success and I don't want it to come easy.

"I feel Chelsea have been building something special over the years and I want to be a part of that. I want to lift some trophies."

The 26-year-old striker had previously played between Perth Glory in the W-League and Chicago Red Stars in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) in the United States.

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