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Chelsea consider new Sporting Director candidate

Having been rebuffed by Christoph Freund of Red Bull Salzburg, Chelsea have moved on to other potential candidates in their search for a Sporting Director.

Although Bayer Leverkusen’s Tim Steidten has been mentioned in relation to the job, the new name doing the rounds is Victor Orta, who is currently with Leeds United.

Orta made his name with Middlesbrough before he was poached by Leeds in 2017, when they were still a Championship club.

Since then he has played a key role in helping them get promoted under Marcelo Bielsa, and continues to work closely with his successor Jesse Marsch, who has described him as an “incredible recruiter.”

He has been credited with spotting and bringing a host of young talent to Elland Road such as Raphinha and Kalvin Phillips, both of whom they subsequently sold for substantial profits.

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