According to Information reaching Stechitegist media, Sevilla’s Monchi is one of the names Chelsea would love to recruit to Stamford Bridge as they continue their search for a new sporting director.
The 54-year-old has been a player and executive for Sevilla for nearly 30 years; the only time away from the team was two years between 2017 and 2019 spent with Roma.
Monchi, who has long been regarded as one of football’s best sporting directors, has previously spoken with Manchester United and Arsenal and has been frequently linked with a move to the Premier League.
Chelsea is currently looking for a new sporting director after failing approaches for Michael Edwards and Christoph Freund. 90min understands that Blues co-owner and interim sporting director Todd Boehly is a huge fan of Monchi.
Boehly spoke with Monchi frequently over the summer while Chelsea tried in vain to sign Jules Kounde, who eventually signed with Barcelona. Boehly is said to have been extremely impressed by the Sevilla director’s behaviour.
Monchi’s desire to leave Sevilla, however, is not yet evident. When he joined Roma in 2017, he was persuaded to leave, but he only stayed there for two years before returning to Spain. It is unclear at this point whether he would be interested in leaving again.
Boehly has already had discussions with many potential candidates with the goal of finding the best match for the club. Attempts to sign Edwards and Freund have fallen through, but Chelsea has spoken with a number of other potential replacements, including Paul Mitchell of Monaco.
The Blues are genuinely interested in both Leeds’ Victor Orta and Bayer Leverkusen’s Tim Steidten, according to sources.
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