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Chelsea circling key Leeds United figure as search for significant appointment continues

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Chelsea are admirers of Leeds United Director of Football Victor Orta.

That’s according to a report from The Daily Telegraph, who say that it remains to be seen whether the Blues will look to bring the Spaniard.

New Chelsea owner Todd Boehly has wasted little time in putting his mark on the club, following up a busy transfer window by sacking Thomas Tuchel, and appointing Graham Potter as manager.

However, it seems he is not stopping there, with Chelsea now seemingly looking to appoint a new Sporting Director.

They were dealt a blow in their attempts to do that earlier this week, when Christoph Freund confirmed he has turned down a move to Stamford Bridge, in order to remain at RB Salzburg.

Now it seems as though that is something that could see Chelsea turn their attentions to Elland Road, with this latest update claiming that the club are admirers of Victor Orta.

It is thought that they have yet to decide whether to make a move for the Leeds transfer supremo, but that his name has been mentioned as a potential candidate for the role at Stamford Bridge.

This is an interesting one to consider from a Leeds United perspective.

Orta’s passion for the club has certainly made him a popular figure since he arrived at Elland Road, and he has made some appointments that have proved key to their return to the Premier League.

However, there have also been certain signings or decisions made by him, that have not paid off anywhere near as much, not least an almost costly quiet spell in the transfer market last season.

You wonder therefore, whether there may be mixed feelings among Leeds fans about these links, although the reputation Orta has, arguably means they are no huge surprise.

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UCLan Sports Journalism graduate. Have been working for Leeds All Over since summer 2020, and can only be found writing on Football League World.