Chelsea eyeing sacked RB Leipzig technical director Christopher Vivell at Stamford Bridge as he was removed from his job.

According to report, Christopher Vivell was sacked as a result of linking himself with a move to Chelsea.

Before his sacked, Vivell joined Leipzig in 2020 after performing a similar role at Salzburg, where he worked alongside Christoph Freund as the club unearthed several young prospects, including Erling Haaland.

Both Vivell and Freund have recently been linked with Chelsea, who have been looking to appoint a sporting director since Petr Cech’s departure in June.

Chairman Todd Boehly has been performing the role on an interim basis during the first few months of his tenure, but Vivell’s Leipzig departure could potentially open the door to a move.

A statement from the German club said:

“Christopher Vivell was released from his position as technical director yesterday, Thursday, with immediate effect due to differing views.”

Vivell’s moved was confirmed that he would not be making the move to Stamford Bridge last month, declaring:

Chelsea are closer to getting the same deal that Man City got to sign Erling Haaland next summer

“I came to the conclusion that I am in the best place at Salzburg, and a move was out of the question for me.”

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