AS Monaco sporting director Paul Mitchell is set to leave the Ligue 1 club at the end of the summer, after claims Liverpool want him to replace Julian Ward at Anfield.
That’s according to L’Equipe, who claim the former head of recruitment and development at RB Leipzig will now leave Monaco prior to the start of next season, where he has been tasked with identifying his successor.
As per the Liverpool Echo, the Reds are yet to undergo a search to fill the position for the departing Ward, who leaves the Merseyside outfit at the end of the campaign. However, Mitchell continues to be linked with the club.
90min claim the 41-year-old hopes to join a Premier League team this year, thus increasing speculation of a move to Liverpool.
Ward has recently emerged as a leading candidate to take over as sporting director at Dutch giants Ajax.
Mitchell to Liverpool?
This could be a brilliant addition for Liverpool, who will soon need to make a move to secure a replacement for Ward in the near future.
The former professional footballer was pursued by Todd Boehly and Chelsea prior to their appointment of Christopher Vivell.
At Monaco, the 41-year-old has been responsible for a number of impressive deals.
Most prominently, he oversaw the £88.5m sale of Aurelien Tchouameni to Real Madrid, who was also linked with Liverpool at the time.
More recently, he sold Benoit Badiashile to Chelsea for £35m, and he has since looked terrific in the Premier League.
Having assisted with the signings of Dele Alli, Son Heung-min, Kieran Trippier and Toby Alderweireld whilst at Tottenham, Mitchell clearly has an eye for talent.
Therefore, news of his departure from Monaco could be a huge boost for Liverpool.