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New Chelsea chief Cech won't final say on transfers

New Chelsea chief Petr Cech won't have final say on player and transfer issues.

Cech was unveiled as the Blues' technical and performance advisor.

The Times says that means he will give his thoughts and suggestions on potential signings to Marina Granovskaia, the Chelsea director.

Granovskaia has effectively taken on the role of sporting director - following Michael Emenalo's departure 18 months ago - and is therefore responsible for sorting out contracts for new and existing players.

She reports directly to Roman Abramovich on many issues and will now be able to turn to Cech's wealth of experience in the professional game when bringing in new talent.

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