Chelsea deal blow as AS Monaco name Paul Mitchell role next season

Chelsea have been dealt a blow as AS Monaco have announced that sporting director Paul Mitchell will remain with the Ligue 1 side next season.

It was previously reported that Chelsea bidders were considering a potential deal to sign the sporting director before Todd Boehly’s consortium agreed to a deal to buy the club.

However, according to fabrice romanoMitchell has been appointed as a member of AS Monaco’s board of directors for next season.

Mitchell took over from former Chelsea manager Michael Emenalo at Monaco, having held roles at MK Dons, Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur and RB Leipzig.

There have been several parties interested in Mitchell as Manchester United seek to bring him to Old Trafford to work alongside Ralf Rangnick and Erik ten Hag.

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The news comes as Marina Granovskaia is set to stay at Chelsea for the summer transfer window, while Bruce Buck could also remain under the new owner.

The pair are expected to share the £50m bonus once the club is sold, with part of the management team involved in the sale also receiving a percentage of the bonus.

Boss Thomas Tuchel still hasn’t heard of the budget he will be able to work with this summer, with Boehly set to invest heavily in the squad when he arrives, but with no sporting director in place, it’s unclear who will. manage negotiations and objectives.

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