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Man Utd to compete with Liverpool for departing Monaco sporting director Mitchell

Manchester United are being linked AS Monaco sporting director Paul Mitchell.

Mitchell, 41, is leaving his position as sporting director at AS Monaco at the end of the season.

And Liverpool have explored the prospect of bringing Mitchell to Anfield, says the Independent.

However, the same source suggests the Reds could face competition from United, who may also choose to target Mitchell.

That's if the Jim Ratcliffe-led consortium is successful in its bid to buy the Red Devils.

Mitchell is claimed to have been touted for an Old Trafford role should Ratcliffe and Co fight off rival interest from Qatar's Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad al-Thani.

US hedge fund Elliott Management have also made an offer to take a minority stake in the club.

Ratcliffe's INEOS group are said to already have an idea as to what their potential structure at the club will be.

Although it's not yet clear what exact role Mitchell has been identified as being suitable for at Old Trafford.

Meanwhile at Anfield, current sporting director Julian Ward is set to step down this summer, just a year after taking over from Michael Edwards.

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