Having already taken manager Graham Potter from Brighton, Chelsea are looking to raid the South Coast side again as they look to rebuild their recruitment team.
The man in question is Paul Winstanley, who worked closely with Potter during their time together at Brighton, and is credited with helping to unearth players like Yves Bissouma and Marc Cucurella, who they were later able to sell for substantial profits.
It continues the overhaul of the executive structure at the club since the consortium led by Todd Bioehly took charge,
Christopher Vivelli, who was dismissed by RB Leipzig last month is set to join as technical director, whilst Joe Shields has been appointed director of recruitment, although he must serve a period of gardening leave at Southampton before he is free to take up his post.
Monaco’s rechnical director Laurence Stewart is also set to join the club, as the last vestiges of the Roman Abramovich regime are swept away at Stamford Bridge.
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