Liverpool have held talks with AS Monaco sporting director Paul Mitchell, over a potential move this summer.
That’s according to Get French Football News, who claim the highly rated chief has become a target for the Reds, as he is set to leave the Ligue 1 outfit after the end of the season.
As per a report from L’Équipe back in February, the Englishman will depart Monaco at the end of the summer transfer window, despite the club hoping to extend his deal.
With Liverpool looking to replace the outbound Julian Ward – who is expected to join Ajax, Get French Football News suggest the Merseyside club have held talks with Paul Mitchell about the soon-to-be-vacant sporting director role.
Liverpool now in contact with Mitchell
If Liverpool are to successfully rebuild Jurgen Klopp’s squad this summer, then a direct replacement for Ward will need to be brought in.
The club will have already drawn up a number of players they would like to sign, but a new sporting director would ensure negotiations run smoothly. Furthermore, they may be able to suggest alternative players to sign, who could prove to be more cost-effective options.
Mitchell would thus be a brilliant coup for the Reds, due to his impressive portfolio at Monaco.
Probably his best deal to date, he oversaw the £88.5m sale of Aurelien Tchouameni to Real Madrid, having also sold Benoit Badiashile to Chelsea for £35m in January.
Whilst he was at Tottenham Hotspur, he assisted with the signings of Dele Alli, Son Heung-min, Kieran Trippier and Toby Alderweireld – meaning he has a great eye for talent.
It’s clear to see why he’s been hailed for having ‘exceptionally high standards’ by former Southampton scout David Webb, thus suggesting he could be a great fit for Liverpool.