By Daniel Feliciano

7th Oct, 2022 | 6:10pm

Victor Orta set to stay at Leeds United with Christopher Vivell en route to Chelsea

Leeds have been dealt a major boost in their bid to keep Victor Orta away from Stamford Bridge after Chelsea moved to appoint Christopher Vivell as their technical director.

The Whites had been rocked by news that Orta had been targeted by American owner Todd Boehly to take a senior role at Chelsea, with talks already being held between the two parties about a potential deal.

But now news has emerged that RB Leipzig man Vivell has left the club with Leipzig citing “differing views”, and Matt Law says he is now set to join Chelsea after more talks were held this week.

Considering the direction in which Leeds have been building in recent summers, Orta has been a huge part of that and losing him would have been awful news.

He has built up a great reputation as an excellent negotiator, securing the club a pair of record fees in the summer during deals for Kalvin Phillips to Manchester City and Raphinha to Barcelona.

His relationships across the continent have seen the club able to secure fantastic deals for young talent, which has gone a long way to boost the reputation of the club and their standing in the Premier League.

Now that they’ve survived the initial two seasons in the league, they’re looking to kick on and assert themselves as a force in the division and for that they need their recruitment to be spot on.

Orta is one of the very best at what he does, and Leeds can count their lucky stars that Chelsea have opted to go in another direction.

Losing him to another Premier League side would have been disastrous, but it says a lot that they’ve been able to convince him that their project is good enough to stick around for and not pursue an opportunity elsewhere.

With the January transfer window fast approaching, there are plenty of deals to be done whether it’s arrivals or outgoings and having a new man step in at such a crucial moment would’ve potentially been disastrous.

Leeds fans were always confident of keeping him around and their positive outlook has seemingly been proven to be correct now.

Now all eyes turn to January and the future, with Orta and Leeds marching on together.

In other Leeds news, Jesse Marsch is a wanted man with one club eyeing him to take over as their new boss