Chelsea have made fresh contact with Michael Edwards about the vacant role of Sporting Director at Stamford Bridge.
Edwards left Liverpool in the summer, after a period in which he is widely credited with helping them return to the top of the English and European game once more.
He has previously insisted that he intends to take the year off, and, although Chelsea are hoping to persuade him to change his plan, they also have an alternative scenario in mind.
That would see Edwards take up his new responsibilities in July of next year.
In the meantime, Todd Boehly will continue to fulfil the role, assisted by other staff at the West London side.
They include Christophe Vivell who has agreed to make the switch from RB Leipzig after agreeing to become technical director.
Paul Mitchell, Victor Ortis, Luis Campos and Lee Congleton have also been considered for the job ass well, but Chelsea may not decide to hang on until Edwards makes himself available again.
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