RB SALZBURG CEO Stephan Reiter has denied Chelsea are close to hiring Christoph Freund as sporting director.
The transfer guru, 45, was reported to have held talks with the Blues as Todd Boehly looks to hire a sporting director.
Meanwhile, Leicester are calculating the cost of sacking manager Brendan Rodgers, SunSport can exclusively reveal.
A sixth successive defeat has left the Foxes stranded at the bottom of the Premier League table.
Now chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha and director of football Jon Rudkin will decide over the forthcoming international break whether Rodgers has reached the end of the road.
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