By Pranav Shahaney

10th Oct, 2022 | 4:40pm

Chelsea owner Todd Boehly reportedly wants ex-Liverpool director Michael Edwards despite talks with Leeds United man Victor Orta.

According to 90Min on 10 October, Edwards does not want to return to football until 2023, having parted ways with the Anfield outfit once his deal expired this summer.

It’s understood that Boehly is looking at a deal that will see Edwards joining on July 1 which would mean that Orta will stay put at Elland Road for the time being.

He stays

This would be good for Leeds as Orta is expected to stay on despite holding talks with Boehly over a possible move to Stamford Bridge.

The Italian has come under criticism in the past but has done a relatively good job at building this side right from the Championship as well as in the Premier League as well.

Last summer, many argued that he didn’t do enough to back Marcelo Bielsa but he certainly did that this time around after two high-profile exits.

Losing Orta would require a major behind-the-scenes change and finding the right profile is a lot easier said than done.

He knows the expectations of the club and shares a good relationship with the owners as well as CEO Angus Kinnear.

Hopefully, he continues his good work in the coming windows and gets Leeds in a position where they can realistically expect to finish in the top half every season and possibly even push for Europe.

In other Leeds United news, a Sky Sports pundit has delivered Jesse Marsch’s “sack” verdict after what he heard this month.