Another Israeli could be joining Avram Grant's backroom staff at Chelsea.

The Independent says Grant has held discussions with Israeli coach Eyal Lahman, as he attempts to re-mould his backroom staff following the departure of Jose Mourinho and his four-strong Portuguese coaching team.

Lahman, formerly at the Arab-Israeli team Beni Sakhnin, who played Newcastle United in the Uefa Cup three years ago, is wanted to take control of the defensive coaching.