Date:29th September 2022 at 6:10pm
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Whilst Chelsea are “still at work” in their search for a new sporting director, they still remain focused on the upcoming January transfer window.

That is according to transfer insider Dean Jones, who has informed GIVEMESPORT of Chelsea’s intent to assess targets whilst the search for a permanent sporting director continues.

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Chelsea’s head of scouting Kyle Macaulay, who followed Potter to Stamford Bridge from Brighton, is currently assessing targets at SW6.

Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, Jones said: “Chelsea are still at work on the sporting director appointments, but that does not mean there is not work being done for January’s transfer market too.

“I’m told Kyle Macaulay is working on targets and is also involved in the discussions over who could be brought into that sporting director role, just to make sure the whole process and vision is streamlined.”

Proactivity at Chelsea

Amidst their quest to fill the sporting director void that Marina Granovskaia left at the club, Chelsea appear to be proactive in their pre-winter transfer window scouting work.

Since acquiring Chelsea in a takeover four months ago, Todd Boehly quite literally led the club’s transfer front over the summer, acting as a self-appointed interim sporting director.

The main theme here is that, despite lacking certified options in major behind-the-scenes roles at Stamford Bridge, the club have at least remained productive under the new regime, with their recently-acquired head of scouting in Macaulay now driving Chelsea’s transfer focus until a new sporting director is found.

You cannot fault Boehly’s drive to bring success to the west Londoners, with the American owner said to be taking a hands-on approach at the club, working alongside new manager Graham Potter and his playing squad.

Macaulay’s work should make the embedding process of a new sporting director much smoother, with the club seemingly working very diligently to ensure that they can maximise that all-important aspect of player recruitment.