OFFICIAL Chelsea announcement made as Boehly delighted with new Stamford Bridge arrival

Chelsea have appointed Paul Winstanley as director of global talent and transfers after agreeing a “significant” compensation package with Brighton.

Winstanley, who was head of recruitment at the Amex Stadium, joins the Blues as they look to build a “think-tank” of recruiters with the aim of signing the best young talent in the world.

Chelsea had already taken head coach Graham Potter, his number two Billy Reid, assistant coach Bjorn Hamberg, goalkeeping coach Ben Roberts, first-team coach Bruno and Kyle Macaulay from Brighton this season.

And after sealing his move to Stamford Bridge – Winstanley opened up and admitted just how delighted he is with the move

Winstanley said on the club website: “I’m thrilled to be joining Chelsea and to continue working with Graham Potter and his team.

“There is a real sense of excitement and momentum around the new ownership and this project. I’m looking forward to working with such an outstanding group of colleagues as the club moves into a new era.”

Chelsea chairman Todd Boehly and co-controlling owner Behdad Eghbali said: “Paul is going to be a great addition to Chelsea.

“He’s highly respected and is a key senior addition as we continue to build a world-class sporting team with a huge depth of talent, ambition and commitment who will work closely with us to drive Chelsea forward.

“Paul shares our philosophy and will fit seamlessly into the organisation.”

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Since the arrival of the new owners at the club  – they have been looking to get rid of the old regime of Roman Abramovic – so it will be interesting to see just what Winstanley does at Stamford Bridge

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