In the course of the reorganization of Chelsea FC, representatives of the English first division soccer team apparently contacted Oliver Mintzlaff from RB Leipzig.

    According to a report by The Athletic, the 47-year-old was one of several candidates for the post of CEO.

    There was said to have been a loose conversation, but after the end of the transfer period Mintzlaff announced that he would stay with the cup winners Leipzig. The managing director still has a contract with the Saxons until 2026.

    “Bild” also reports, citing its own information, that there was contact between Mintzlaff and Chelsea. However, the “tendency” is that he fulfills his contract with RB.

    FC Chelsea probably uses Red Bull Salzburg

    Chelsea appear to have taken an interest in RB’s model of having multiple farm teams around the world during the restructuring.

    The club are said to be close to signing Salzburg’s sporting director Christoph Freund, who is set to fill the same role at Stamford Bridge.

    Mintzlaff’s contacts with Chelsea are very good, on the one hand through the transfer and return of national player Timo Werner, on the other hand through Chelsea’s great interest in Leipzig defender Josko Gvardiol.