Chelsea are still looking for a new sporting director, and Sevilla’s Monchi is one of the candidates they would love to recruit to Stamford Bridge.
The 54-year-old has been a player and executive for Sevilla for nearly 30 years; the only time away from the team was two years between 2017 and 2019 spent with Roma.
Monchi, who has long been regarded as one of football’s best sporting directors, has previously spoken with Manchester United and Arsenal and has been frequently linked with a move to the Premier League.
Chelsea is currently looking for a new sporting director after failing approaches for Michael Edwards and Christoph Freund.
Monchi’s desire to leave Sevilla, however, is not yet clear. When he joined Roma in 2017, he was persuaded to leave, but he only stayed there for two years before returning to Spain. It is unclear at this point whether he would be interested in leaving again.
Boehly has already had discussions with many potential candidates with the goal of finding the best fit for the club. Attempts to sign Edwards and Freund have fallen through, but Chelsea has spoken with a number of other potential replacements, including Paul Mitchell of Monaco.
The Blues are genuinely interested in both Leeds’ Victor Orta and Bayer Leverkusen’s Tim Steidten, according to sources.