Michael Edwards rejects Chelsea while Manchester United claims considered ‘fictional’

Liverpool fans were fretting over the possibility of seeing former sporting director Michael Edwards return to football to join arch-rivals Manchester United earlier this week.

That was until Ben Jacobs, of CBS Sports, rubbished claims that United were confident that they had beaten Chelsea in the race to hire Edwards.

Jacobs’ claim suggests that the Englishman is ‘not close to joining’ the Old Trafford has now been backed up by Sky Sports reporter Melissa Reddy.

Reddy claims Chelsea approached Edwards to become their ‘CEO of Football’ rather than sporting director, but he has not yet decided to return to football.

The respected journalist adds that the United link is ‘fiction’.

Edwards listened to Chelsea’s approach which is bound to concern Liverpool fans.

For United, I think this shuts the book on Edwards joining because none of the big outlets ran the story, which originated from a Football Insider article.

John Murtough will oversee transfers for the foreseeable future and it’s still too early to assess the job he has done since Ed Woodward’s exit.

Edwards would have a bigger budget to work with if he joined United or Chelsea.

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