Chelsea are weighing up an approach for Wolfsburg midfielder Lena Oberdorf, according to DAZN Women’s Football.
The Blues are said to be looking at options to reinforce their midfield and they have identified the German, who has been capped 44 times by his country, as a target.
Oberdorf is only 22 years of age so she has yet to reach her peak and the WSL champions could secure her services for the best years of her career.
What do Chelsea fans need to know about Oberdorf?
The German international can play in multiple positions, having been deployed as a centre-back, left-back and central midfielder since turning professional.
Oberdorf has already won plenty of medals both at club and international level. With Wolfsburg, she won the Frauen-Bundesliga in 2022, as well as winning the German Cup on three separate occasions.
For Germany, the midfielder won the European Under 17 Championships in 2017, as well as reaching the final of the European Championships with the senior side in 2022.
A potential replacement for Fleming?
Portland Thorns are said to be closing in on the club-record signing of Jessie Fleming. The Canadian international looks poised to make the switch to the NWSL side before the transfer window closes.
Fleming has been phenomenal since joining Chelsea in 2020, winning 8 major trophies, including three WSL titles. Her departure will be a big loss for manager Emma Hayes, and it seems as if Oberdorf could be brought in to fill the void.
It should be emphasized that the Blues have not yet made a final decision on whether to make a bid for the 22-year-old but we shall see whether she can make the same impact as Fleming if she does move to London.