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Boehly pulls back from plans of early Chelsea sporting director appointment

Chelsea owner Todd Boehly is rethinking plans for a new sporting director appointment.

The Blues are set to delay plans to recruit a transfer guru until after the World Cup.

Boehly and right-hand man Behdad Eghbali are scouring the globe for a sporting director to help buy the biggest names and source up-and-coming talent.

The two Americans had hoped to get a new person before November's finals in Qatar which is a huge showcase for players.

But after a potential move for Red Bull Salzburg's Christoph Freund failed to happen, Boehly is prepared to take his time with the appointment.

Bayer Leverkusen's Tim Steidten is another linked with a move to the Blues.

But Chelsea are looking at many candidates and finding the right person is the priority above getting somebody in quick, says The Sun.

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