Red Bull Salzburg ‘expect’ Christophe Freund to stay despite Chelsea deal

Red Bull Salzburg have said they ‘expect’ Christoph Freund to stay at the club despite the 45-year-old agreeing to become Chelsea’s new sporting director.

Chelsea have undergone significant change at all levels in recent months following the completion of Todd Bohley’s takeover. Former executives Marina Granovskaya and Petr Cech both left at the start of the summer, while head coach Thomas Tuchel was sacked 11 days ago.

Bohli himself is serving as interim sporting director but long-term progress appears to be on the way as sources have confirmed to 90 Minutes that an agreement has been reached with Friend to take on the leading role. Fixed – Chelsea have been knocked out in their efforts before. Recruit ex-Liverpool boss Michael Edwards.

But Salzburg are now taking a dig at Freund, claiming he has had no contact with Chelsea even if Freund himself has been in contact with the Blues.

Chelsea to FC Red Bull Salzburg have never been contacted to discuss the details of Christoph Freund’s transfer. We hope they stay,” read a statement released to journalist Ben Jacobs.

Speaking to Sky Sport Austria, Salzburg chief executive Stephan Ritter explained: ‘I can definitely rule that out, neither Chelsea nor Christoph Freund have spoken to me or the club management about anything like that. talked about

“Christophe recently signed a contract with us until 2026, which applies to him as well as players, managers or coaches.”

Nevertheless, 90 Minutes understands that Freund is in line for a move to Stamford Bridge, with Salzburg set for a hefty remuneration package.

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