Chelsea have made the Sweden international Johanna Rytting Kaneryd their fifth summer signing. The winger joins on a three-year deal, with an option to extend for an extra year.
The 25-year old, who will wear the No 19 shirt, joins after scoring 15 goals in 55 appearances for BK Häcken, and featured in all the Swedish club’s Champions League group matches last season.
Kaneryd has 20 caps and played in each of Sweden’s five matches at Euro 2022, where they were beaten 4-0 by England in the semi-finals.
Her acquisition by the manager, Emma Hayes, follows those of Kadeisha Buchanan, Ève Périsset, Katerina Svitkova and Lucy Watson , as Chelsea aim to secure a record-extending fourth straight WSL title.
“We’ve been watching Johanna develop over the last 12-18 months and she has had an unbelievable season last year in Sweden,” Hayes said. “She’s extremely quick, direct, a great age and she’s the profile player we’ve been looking for.”
Everton have signed the 21-year-old goalkeeper Emily Ramsey on loan from Manchester United, the club’s third incoming of this window after the loan signing of Jess Park from Manchester City and the arrival of the Netherlands international striker Katja Snoeijs from Bordeaux.
Ramsey, who made 17 WSL appearances on loan at Birmingham City last season, is set to compete with the Republic of Ireland international Courtney Brosnan for the No 1 spot.
Everton’s manager, Brian Sorensen, said: “I’m really happy that we are able to bring Emily to Everton. She’s a young player who has a lot of experience in the WSL already, which is a bonus for us. For her age, Emily has big potential. We have two goalkeepers who will push each other, and I will give both opportunities throughout the season.”