Chelsea set to nominate RB Leipzig's Christopher Vivell as technical director

Chelsea are set to nominate Christopher Vivell as a end result of the membership’s new technical director after his departure from crimson Bull Leipzig, sources have instructed ESPN.

Chelsea co-house owners Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital, represented by Behdad Eghbali, are believed to have met with a collection of candidates so far fortnight collectively with Vivell, who was sacked by Leipzig on Thursday.

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“Christopher Vivell was launched from his place as technical director yesterday, with immediate affect attributable to differing views,” the Bundesliga membership mentioned in a press launch.

Sources have steered Leipzig took a dim view of Vivell discussing one other place. it is thought he met with officers from Stamford Bridge earlier this week.

Vivell’s arrival would mark a notable step forward for Chelsea’s new house owners, who’re additionally eager to nominate a sporting director alongside a mannequin new technical director.

Chelsea house owners have been aggravated of their pursuit up to now having been rebuffed by former Liverpool sporting director Michael Edwards whereas talks with crimson Bull Salzburg’s Christoph Freund broke down final month.

Boehly and Clearlake are eager on constructing a multi-membership mannequin and Vivell’s expertise of working inside a construction made him an apparent candidate. The aim stays for every positions to be stuffed earlier than the World Cup begins in November so planning can ramp up for the January change window.

Chelsea are progressing of their squad rebuilding regardless, nonetheless, with Leipzig striker Christopher Nkunku current process medical assessments earlier this week to clear the path for a transfer to Chelsea subsequent summer season, although a charge is but to be finalised.