Chelsea have managed to convince Brighton’s head of recruitment Sam Jewell to join them in a senior position.

The 34-year-old has resigned from the south coast club and is now expected to start in a global role across Chelsea’s owners’ multi-club model around November after serving his notice period.

He follows Paul Winstanley and former Chelsea head coach Graham Potter who also swapped Brighton for Chelsea before being fired after a series of poor results at the Bridge.

Chelsea are also set to appoint Swansea City’s head of football operations Josh Marsh as loans manager as Chelsea’s co-sporting directors Winstanley and Laurence Stewart continue to build out the team that report to them.

Chelsea in previous seasons have acquired Marc Cucurella who made the move for an initial £56million in the summer of 2022, goalkeeper Robert Sanchez for a fee in the region of £25m and midfielder Moises Caicedo, for £115m from Brighton.

Meanwhile, Mike Cave, Brighton’s assistant technical director will assume Jewell’s responsibilities at the club, he will be supported by George Holmes who is the head of scouting and intelligence.


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