Date: 4th October 2022 at 6:00am
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Chelsea will hold “more talks” with Bayer Leverkusen chief Tim Steidten in their bid to fill their sporting director role.

What’s the word?

That is according to CBS reporter Ben Jacobs who has informed GIVEMESPORT that talks with Steidten will continue immediately, with the club still searching for a sporting director to replace Marina Granovskaia, who was largely responsible for transfers during the Roman Abramovich regime.

Though, whilst talks are set to continue with Steidten, Jacobs has also stated that there are a few other candidates in the frame.

Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, the reporter said:“There’s a few other candidates being considered.

“There’s Tim Steidten, who is the sporting director at the moment at Leverkusen, and more talks will be held with him over the course the next few weeks.”

Boehly’s big behind-scenes deal

With Todd Boehly understood to want the sporting director role filled ahead of the rapidly-approaching World Cup, the owner has stayed proactive in his search and has not been put off by the rebuff from Red Bull Salzburg director Christophe Freund, just a few weeks ago.

Just like other Chelsea candidates, Steidten boasts a great showreel of high-potential talent that have either been signed and established as key players in the Leverkusen first team, and/or flipped for big profits.

The likes of Kai Havertz, Leon Bailey and Julian Brandt are the main three that come to mind, serving the club with great purpose, before being shipped on for big fees, with the former in Havertz of course making the switch to Chelsea for a fee of £75.8million back in 2020.

The club have had further dealings with the Stamford Bridge side too, with Callum Hudson-Odoi currently on loan with the Bundesliga side.

Steidten’s record as a sporting director is positive, so Boehly will be hoping that he can come in and replicate that for Chelsea for years to come.


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