Chelsea set to snap-up ex-Liverpool transfer guru Michael Edwards as new sporting director as Todd Boehly makes changes

CHELSEA are in talks with former Liverpool sporting director Michael Edwards over a potential move to the club, according to reports.

The transfer guru was the man who helped construct Jurgen Klopp’s current Liverpool team before he left the club in June.

Michael Edwards is reportedly in talks to join Chelsea


Michael Edwards is reportedly in talks to join ChelseaCredit: PA
Todd Boehly has been in charge of transfers this summer


Todd Boehly has been in charge of transfers this summerCredit: PA

He had been in the role for six years, in which he developed a reputation for being a tough negotiator and excellent talent spotter.

New Chelsea owner Todd Boehly is keen on bringing him to West London so he can take charge of transfer business, claims The Times.

Following Roman Abramovich being forced to sell the Blues, previous influential duo director Marina Granovskaia and former goalkeeper come technical adviser Petr Cech also departed.

As a result, Boehly has been in control of transfer this summer with his approach being criticised by some.

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Therefore he reportedly wants to add Edwards to the club’s hierarchy but faces a hurdle in that him and manager Thomas Tuchel may have different visions for the team.

And also Edwards reportedly wanted a year off after leaving Liverpool, speculation suggests it’s unclear if he’d return to work so soon after quitting his role at Anfield.

Rumours say there is no exclusion clause that prevents him joining another club.

Edwards has played a huge behind the scenes role at Liverpool helping build a team that has won most notably the Premier League and Champions League.

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Under his guidance the Reds have signed the likes of Alisson, Virgil van Dijk, Andy Robertson, Fabinho, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Diogo Jota.

Edwards also played a big part in selling Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona for a staggering £142million.

If Chelsea can’t bring Edwards to Stamford Bridge former Southampton and Tottenham chief Paul Mitchell could be of interest as is Atletico Madrid’s Andrea Berta, according to reports.

Liverpool are moving on from Edwards and have signed Darwin Nunez from Benfica for £85million.

Meanwhile Chelsea have signed Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli and Raheem Sterling from Man City.

Yet there has been frustration over missing out on deals for Jules Kounde and Raphinha to Barcelona.

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