Chelsea Women have signed Germany midfielder Melanie Leupolz from Bayern Munich on a three-year deal.

The 25-year-old will join up with Emma Hayess side ahead of next season after signing a pre-contract witht the West London outfit.

"It's a really big move, it's my first move to another country and I'm really looking forward to it," the European Champion and Olympic gold medal winner Leupolz told Chelsea's website.

"I believe in what Chelsea are doing as a club and I am excited to be a part of that. They want to win titles, and so do I.

"I also like the style of football they play. I have seen a lot of their matches and I think it's the right club for me."