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Chelsea lining up shock move for Arsenal legend to join backroom staff

Chelsea are reportedly looking to add former Arsenal star Marc Overmars to their backroom staff ahead of next season.

The Dutchman is currently the director of football at Ajax, and has been credited with playing an integral part in their ability to unearth, and develop their own, young players.

In turn, it is no surprise that he has gained interest from around Europe, with Spanish publication Sport suggesting that Chelsea are interested in taking him to Stamford Bridge to work as part of their set-up.

With Chelsea’s inability to bring through homegrown talent consistently in recent years, it has brought into question those currently at the club and whether or not a change is necessary in order to ensure that they are able to see young players develop into key figures at the club in the future.

Ajax were only able to finish second in the Eredivisie last season, but despite their lack of silverware, Overmars and his colleagues were commended for their work with a young group of individuals.

Whether or not the 43-year-old is the man to help the Premier League outfit remains to be seen, but it would certainly be a disappointing sight for Gunners fans to see their former hero work with their rivals.

Current Chelsea technical director Michael Emenalo has received significant criticism from supporters in recent times, and so a fresh face within the set up, either to replace or work alongside him, could well be welcomed.

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