CHELSEA will reportedly appoint Christopher Vivell as their new technical director this week.
The Blues have been on the hunt for a new transfer guru since Marina Granovskaia and Petr Cech left the club in the summer.
And it appears co-owner Todd Boehly has found his man in Vivell, who left RB Leipzig last week.
Vivell has been sacked by the German club after reportedly holding a meeting with Chelsea bosses last week over the move to Stamford Bridge.
And now Fabrizio Romano An announcement is reportedly imminent with Chelsea working on the final details before the deals are signed.
German Vivell, 35, has been Technical Director at Leipzig since 2020 and is responsible for transfers and scouting.
But he left the German club this week, announcing that a “contrast in views” was the reason for his departure.
He was previously at RB Salzburg where he helped dig up Erling Haaland alongside former Blues target Christoph Freund.
Vivell has an eye for a goalscorer, having also spotted Leicester striker Patson Daka and Borussia Dortmund hitman Karim Adeyemi.
Chelsea are still on the hunt for a sporting director and reportedly held talks with targets last week.
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They wanted Vivell’s former RB Salzburg colleague Freund but he turned down the offer.
But one man the club are now eyeing is Bayer Leverkusen’s Tim Steidten, with Leeds transfer guru Victor Orta also being considered.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6405362/chelsea-vivell-technical-director-rb-leipzig-transfer/ Chelsea are set to announce Christopher Vivell as technical director this week as the Blues recruit ex-RB Leipzig transfer guru