Good morning football fans
Chelsea fired their commercial director over sexual harassment allegations and X-rated tweets just two weeks after he hired him.
The Blues confirmed Damian Willoughby’s resignation after financial broker Catalina Kim provided “proof of inappropriate messaging”.
According to The Telegraph, Kim produced lyrics showing Willoughby asking if she was naked and introducing sex as the subject, while also posting an allegedly sexually explicit video.
She also said he suggested he arrange a meeting with Manchester City CEO Ferran Soriano if she agreed to be “naughty”.
The West Londoners sacked Willoughby after Kim warned club president Tom Glick about behavior dating back to before he was appointed senior executive earlier in September.
Meanwhile, Chelsea have turned their attention to bringing in Victor Orta from Leeds or Tim Steidten from Bayer Leverkusen as their new sporting director.
Christoph Freund has confirmed that he has rejected the Blues’ offer to stay at Red Bull Salzburg.
Now a new report from The Telegraph claims that new Chelsea owner Todd Boehly has two other goals in mind.
The report suggests that “Steidten is one of the people Chelsea will be talking to” about the vacant position.
While “the merits of Leeds director of football Orta are deemed to have been discussed” by the West Londoners hierarchy considered “along with others”.
And five clubs are embroiled in an intense bidding war over Borussia Dortmund star Jude Bellingham.
According to The Athletic, Manchester United, Chelsea, City and Liverpool are eager to sign Bellingham, while Real Madrid maintain a strong interest.
But Dortmund are demanding at least £130m for the midfielder, which would make him the most expensive English player of all time as he surpasses Jack Grealish and his £100m move to City last year.
Finally, six clubs are eyeing Shakhtar Donetsk star Mykhaylo Mudryk ahead of the January transfer window.
According to Calciomercato, Liverpool and Sevilla are ready to put the water to the test for Mudryk, who is also a top target for Arsenal.
Meanwhile, CBS Sports transfer expert Ben Jacobs has stated that alongside the Gunners and Sevilla, Newcastle, Ajax and Bayer Leverkusen are weighing moves for the winger.
The Ukraine international has even discussed a move to the Emirates after urging “not to say no to Arsenal”, but insisted the club must first reach a deal with Shakhtar