Date:5th October 2022 at 8:45pm
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Chelsea have received a boost in their bid to appoint a new sporting director, with Monaco’s Paul Mitchell said to be “very keen on the role” in west London.

What’s the word?

That is according to CBS reporter Ben Jacobs, who has informed GIVEMESPORT that the 41-year-old is eager to secure the role of sporting director at Stamford Bridge, with Boehly now said to be stepping up his pursuit of an appointment.

Jacobs believes that the process of luring Mitchell away from the Ligue 1 side would not be too difficult.

Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, Jacobs said: “There’s Paul Mitchell, at Monaco, who is very keen on the role.

“It wouldn’t be hard for him to leave the Monaco board in order to take it.”

A Promising Appointment

Monaco director Mitchell recently admitted that he would be interested in a return to the Premier League.

That would seem prosperous from Chelsea’s standpoint, with the 41-year-old best known for recruiting Heung-min Son for Tottenham Hotspur and Sadio Mane during his time at Southampton.

His time at RB Leipzig was also prosperous, a period which saw him bring Christopher Nkunku to the Bundesliga club.

If he can replicate those kinds of recruitment examples at Chelsea, he would no doubt be a roaring success in the eyes of Todd Boehly and co.

His CV alone is enough evidence of his competence in the position of sporting director, but this teamed up with his desire to accept the role at Chelsea makes the move a no-brainer.

It’s a big boost for Chelsea and could represent a breakthrough that will finally see the gap that Marina Granovskaia left, filled.

Mitchell should be Boehly’s number one target at this point, as the American looks to appoint a director before the complications that come with the World Cup, and of course, the January transfer window.