Chelsea aims for Liverpool transfer guru to succeed Marina Granovskaia american football

Michael Edwards (left) to leave Liverpool this summer (Getty)

Chelsea are targeting Liverpool’s Michael Edwards as their new sporting director, according to reports.

The west London club is undergoing restructuring following Roman Abramovich’s decision to sell the club, with Bruce Buck stepping down as chairman, while Marina Granovskaia will also leave later this summer.

Granovskaia has been a highly influential figure as Chelsea manager, playing a key role in transfer and contract negotiations.

According to ESPN, Chelsea’s new co-owner Todd Boehly wants Edwards to lead the restructuring of the club’s technical department following Granovskaia’s departure.

The report claims a move to Chelsea would appeal to Edwards, who has played a key role in Liverpool’s success off the pitch in recent years.

Edwards initially joined from Tottenham from Liverpool in November 2011 and was promoted to sporting director five years later.

Marina Granovskaia will leave her role as Chelsea director this summer

Marina Granovskaia to leave her role as Chelsea director (Getty) this summer

During his time at Anfield, Edwards played a key role in revitalizing the squad, helping to sign Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Virgil van Dijk and Alisson.

When asked about Edwards’ departure in November, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said: “I know he’s not leaving right away or in a rush, which is cool, so we still have some time to work together.

“If we are as happy and blessed as we have been so far, perhaps in the time left we can create more special memories for our club.

“He has been a constant presence during my stint at LFC and his contribution to our success is clear for all to see.”

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