Report: Chelsea have three potential candidates to become their new sporting director, including 40-year-old Brazilian

Chelsea reportedly have three names in the mix to potentially become their new sporting director.

According to The Guardian, the Blues are looking at a shortlist of individuals to take charge at Stamford Bridge in the important role.

It is understood ex-Brazil player Maxwell, 40, is a potential candidate. He’s worked as an assistant sporting director for Paris Saint-Germain to help oversee some big transfers in the past. Thomas Tuchel knows him after working at PSG, too.

The report says Liverpool’s exit-bound man Michael Edwards is another Chelsea are looking at as a target.

Finally, they’re also considering Monaco’s Paul Mitchell, who previously worked as a scout for Tottenham earlier in his career.

With Marina Granovskaia leaving Chelsea in her role as director, there’s a huge hole that needs filling at the Bridge. The club’s co-owner Todd Boehly has temporarily stepped in to help out as the interim sporting director.

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Big Chelsea appointment

If the Blues are to close the gap at the top of the Premier League, they need to get this next appointment correct.

Manchester City and Liverpool, who look like the two outstanding sides in England right now, operate so effectively both on and off the pitch.

The recruitment at both northern clubs has played a major part in their success in recent seasons, so Chelsea can’t afford really to lose any further ground on them.

Boehly’s a short-term solution that is helping to oversee a really important summer of transfer business,

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A sports journalist who graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016 and is a Chelsea supporter. Loves anything football or cricket related when it comes to England.