Chelsea have opened talks with Red Bull Salzburg over the signing of reputed Sporting Director, Christoph Freund, who has considerably enhanced the Austrian club’s recruitment tactic in modern moments.
The Blues are looking for a new route having appointed Graham Potter last week to substitute Thomas Tuchel and now want a new Sporting Director to oversee the soccer approach at the club.
Co-operator Todd Boehly acted as Sporting Director this summer as Chelsea had the most costly transfer window for a one club at any time, and he now desires to employ the service of somebody more acclimatized with the part.
Various names have been linked to the function in current periods, but it now appears to be as though Freund is the top target, and his popularity speaks for by itself.
Freund a top target for Chelsea
Purple Bull Salzburg are one particular of Europe’s top golf equipment when it arrives to talent identification, possessing created quite a few stars these types of as Erling Haaland, Karim Adeyemi, Patson Daka, Benjamin Sesko and additional in current situations.
Freund has overseen a great deal of the method in modern times getting developed in his job, and he has been Sporting Director at the club since 2015.
In his tenure, the club have ongoing their dominance of the Austrian Bundesliga and have added to that with a person Europa League semi-final appearance as nicely as a Champions League past 16 entry past season.
RB Salzburg’s Christoph Freund is 1 of the principal names on Chelsea list for the new director position, not the only a person. Contacts constructive — talks even now ongoing with candidates. 🚨🔵 #CFC
Ultimate final decision envisioned in the up coming weeks, as Boehly wishes a new director as shortly as feasible. pic.twitter.com/6O2gvOC2IZ
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 13, 2022
In accordance to CBS Sports’ Ben Jacobs, Freund is now a front-runner for the purpose: “My understanding on Chelsea’s new sporting director is talks with Salzburg’s sporting director Christoph Freund are now really state-of-the-art
“Todd Boehly is a huge lover of the Red Bull design. He is at present forward of Monaco’s Paul Mitchell, who really would like the work, too,” Jacobs added.
Jacobs then spoke about Paris Saint-Germain sporting advisor Luis Campos, who has been operating with the club over the summer season: “Luis Campos is an choice, and is technically freelance.
“But security clauses in his PSG contract make a transfer difficult until he buys out the remainder of his Parc des Princes contract,” Jacobs added about the troubles of a deal.