Katie McCabe: Arsenal Women reject ‘substantial’ offer from title rivals Chelsea Women for winger | Soccer News

Arsenal have rejected an offer from Women’s Super League title rivals Chelsea for winger Katie McCabe.

The Republic of Ireland captain is wanted by the WSL champions, who have offered what a source described as a ‘substantial fee’.

The 27-year-old has 18 months left on her current contract and has played in all 10 WSL games for Arsenal this season.

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The Gunners are reportedly reluctant to sell McCabe before Tuesday’s transfer deadline, with the WSL domestic window closing at 5pm, while international moves can be made until midnight.

McCabe, who joined the north London side from Shelbourne in December 2015, has been voted Arsenal’s Player of the Season for 2020/21.

Arsenal are third in the WSL, three points behind second-placed Chelsea and leaders Manchester United, who lead on goal difference ahead of the Blues.

Earlier this month, Chelsea sold striker Bethany England to Tottenham for a national record fee for a British player in women’s football.

The deal is worth £250,000 and broke the previous record set by Lauren James’ £200,000 transfer from Manchester United to Chelsea in 2021.

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