Chelsea extend Kirby’s contract to next year

Chelsea have confirmed they have taken up an option to extend Fran Kirby’s contract by a year to 2024.

The 29-year-old is Chelsea’s leading scorer, having netted 110 goals in 175 appearances for Emma Hayes’ side.

She will miss the World Cup with a knee injury she suffered in February during a League Cup semi-final against West Ham.

“Kirby is one of the most renowned footballers across the globe, known for being technically gifted and clinical in front of goal,” the club stated on their website.

“We look forward to seeing Fran back in blue next season.”