Emma Hayes has signed a new contract with Chelsea after main the workforce to a primary Champions League remaining and successful the Women’s Super League and League Cup final season.The deal was confirmed on the day Arsenal introduced that they had signed Nikita Parris from Lyon. They have paid €80,000 (£68,800) for the England ahead with the opportunity of an additional €20,000 in bonuses.Hayes, who has impressed as a pundit in the course of the males’s Euros, joined Chelsea in 2012 and has received 4 Women’s Super Leagues, the Spring Series, two Women’s FA Cups and two League Cups there.Chelsea had twice reached the Champions League semi-finals beneath Hayes earlier than they clinched a spot within the remaining, which they misplaced 4-0 to Barcelona.“Everyone is aware of what this membership means to me,” Hayes stated. “The work we’ve executed collectively during the last 9 years has been massively rewarding, filled with development of the ladies’s recreation, accompanied with successful, which is likely one of the membership’s key values. I actually stay up for preserve constructing on the successes we’ve already achieved and I’m delighted to have prolonged additional.“It’s been a 12 months and a half with out followers, so I can’t wait to welcome them again to our house and share with them the fantastic workforce we’ve constructed collectively.”The Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia stated: “We have little doubt there’s extra thrilling occasions to come back and stay up for watching her take Chelsea Women to even higher heights.”Chelsea have recruited the PSV defender Aniek Nouwen this summer season and lately have amassed one of many world’s finest assaults with the acquisitions of the Australia ahead Sam Kerr and European participant of the 12 months Pernille Harder.Nikita Parris is pursued by Jill Scott throughout Team GB coaching on Wednesday in preparation for the Olympics. Photograph: Lynne Cameron/The FA/Getty PhotosParris’s arrival at Arsenal provides the WSL one other high-quality ahead. She left Manchester City for Lyon in June 2019 because the league’s document scorer with 49 objectives, a tally surpassed final season by Arsenal’s Vivianne Miedema and City’s Ellen White. During 5 years in Manchester she received the Women’s Super League, two FA Cups and two Continental League Cups.“I’m very blissful to be right here,” Parris advised Arsenal’s web site. “Arsenal has an unbelievable historical past and I wish to be part of this. I wish to obtain all home titles and compete within the Champions League right here. I’m blissful to be again within the WSL, which has grown and improved a lot since I left.”At Lyon Parris has benefited from the long-term absence of the Norway ahead Ada Hegerberg, who suffered an ACL damage in January 2020. Parris scored eight objectives in 15 appearances in her first season, successful the league (which was curtailed by the pandemic), French cup and Champions League.She acquired 13 objectives in 20 video games final season however Lyon completed second behind Paris Saint-Germain, who additionally knocked them out of the Champions League within the quarter-finals.Quick GuideHow do I join sport breaking information alerts?ShowDownload the Guardian app from the iOS App Store on iPhones or the Google Play retailer on Android telephones by looking for ‘The Guardian’.If you have already got the Guardian app, be sure you’re on the latest model.In the Guardian app, faucet the yellow button on the backside proper, then go to Settings (the gear icon), then Notifications.Turn on sport notifications.Thank you in your suggestions.Arsenal completed the 2020-21 season empty-handed however beat Manchester United to the ultimate Champions League spot by one level. In August Arsenal will play the Kazakh membership FC Okzhetpes of their opening recreation in that competitors. The winners will face PSV Eindhoven or Lokomotiv Moscow for a spot within the second and remaining spherical of qualifying, the stage at which Manchester City enter. That is adopted by the group stage, to which Chelsea have direct entry.Arsenal’s new head coach, Jonas Eidevall, stated: “I’m more than happy to have signed Nikita and add to our sturdy strikeforce. She is a gifted participant and has a winner’s mentality and I’m wanting froward to working along with her as soon as she returns from the Olympics.”

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