Chelsea wish to convey Christoph Freund to Stamford Bridge (Photos: Getty)
Crimson Bull Salzburg chief Stephan Reiter has responded to claims that Chelsea are set to poach Christoph Freund as their sporting director.
Chelsea co-owner Todd Boehly needs Freund to work carefully with him and his new Stamford Bridge supervisor, Graham Potter.
Boehly has been appearing as Chelsea’s interim sporting director since June however each the American and Potter are eager to convey somebody in on a full-time foundation.
Chelsea have recognized Freund, 45, as their prime goal for the place and up to date stories claimed the Premier League membership had been near reaching an settlement with each the Austrian and his membership, RB Salzburg.
However Salzburg managing director Reiter is assured Freund won’t depart, doubtlessly leaving Chelsea trying elsewhere for a brand new sporting director.
‘I can undoubtedly rule that out, neither Chelsea nor Christoph Freund spoke to me or the membership administration about one thing like that,’ Reiter informed Sky Sport Austria.
‘Christoph not too long ago signed a contract with us till 2026, which applies to him in addition to to gamers, managers or coaches.’
Todd Boehly is in search of a brand new sporting director (Image: Getty)
Crimson Bull Salzburg boss Matthias Jaissle, in the meantime, has stated he isn’t stunned to see Freund linked with different jobs.
‘After all, I observed that there have been rumours, however that didn’t have an effect on me in any respect,’ Jaissle stated.
‘He did an impressive job along with Reiter and took this path right here – they’re doing nice.
‘It’s logical that absolute world-class groups have an interest, however I can’t say what the reality is.’
Freund was within the stands throughout Crimson Bull Salzburg’s Champions League draw with Chelsea final week.
The European conflict was Graham Potter’s first match in command of the Blues following Thomas Tuchel’s sacking at Stamford Bridge.
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