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Chelsea report: Blues’ search for a new transfer chief is at an end



Christoph Freund

Chelsea are reportedly close to a deal with Christoph Freund which would see the Salzburg transfer guru take over as Stamford Bridge’s new sporting director.

The Blues have been looking for someone to fill the position for months, since new co-owner Todd Boehly took over in June.

According The Guardian (opens in a new tab)Freund has been identified as the man they want to lead in the future, and an agreement on personal terms is close.

Todd Boehly handled transfers over the summer. (Image credit: Getty)

Talks are ongoing with the Austrian side, with whom Chelsea drew 1-1 in the Champions League last week in Graham Potter’s first game in charge since taking over from sacked boss Thomas Tuchel.