Chelsea are looking for significant changes to the club this summer after their failure to qualify for the Champions League and the structure at Stamford Bridge could be significantly altered.
The Blues are reportedly looking to appoint a director of football at the club to help oversee the club’s transfer business and The Evening Standard states former Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack is on the club’s short-list.
German ace Ballack spent four years at Chelsea after joining on a free transfer from Bayern Munich in 2006, helping the Blues to their first double and winning two more FA Cup crowns during an incredibly successful stint in the Premier League.
Ballack is now being considered to take the senior role at Stamford Bridge but another former Chelsea man, Juliano Belletti, is also on the club’s short-list, as is former Real Madrid man Luis Campos, who’s now sporting director at French side Lille.
Former France and Paris Saint-Germain boss Laurent Blanc has also been linked with the post but Dutchman Marcel Brands is now unavailable, having recently taken a position with Everton.