According to Ben Jacobs, Chelsea have blown Michael Edwards away with their project as they aim to hire the man who left Liverpool earlier this year.
CHELSEA WANT LIVERPOOL TRANSFER GENIUS
Well, the man who worked as Head of Performance Analysis at both Portsmouth and Tottenham made a name for himself at Liverpool as Director of Football, proving astute at buying and selling players in the market.
Edwards announced he would be leaving Liverpool in 2021, and is currently keen to see out his break from football despite advances from Chelsea.
Todd Boehly is desperate to bring the Englishman to Stamford Bridge as he attempts to build a strong foundation beyond Graham Potter, and Edwards himself is said to be “blown away” by the project in west London.
Jacobs adds that the transfer supremo has received an “incredible” offer from the Blues, and while they are exploring other candidates as a result of him being on a break, they are keeping a close eye on him.
The CBS Sports journalist adds that Chelsea maintain hope of hiring Edwards as his initial rejection of them was based on bad timing, rather than any qualms over the sporting project under Boehly.
Edwards would be backed financially, although Chelsea would have to wait for his services – Boehly is said to be happy, and even keen, to continue as interim Sporting Director beyond January if no solution is found.
CHELSEA COULD EMBARRASS LIVERPOOL
If Chelsea do manage to hire Edwards and he helps them achieve great things with a huge budget, it would be a bit embarrassing for Liverpool – in our view, at least.
Despite doing a fine job in selling the likes of Dominic Solanke for £19m, Christian Benteke for £32m, and finding Mohamed Salah for just £34m, Edwards was forced to work on a tight budget under Fenway Sports Group (FSG).