Liverpool’s Premier League rivals Manchester United and Chelsea could fight it out for their former transfer master Michael Edwards as they hope to reinforce their respective recruitment set-ups.

Edwards joined Liverpool back in 2011 and climbed the positions to take up the job of brandishing chief prior to playing a key part in changing their fortunes both off of the pitch and on it.

As well as acquiring headliners like Alisson, Mohamed Salah, Virgil van Dijk, Andy Robertson, Sadio Mane and Fabinho, he got positive arrangements for active stars, for example, the £146million Barcelona paid for Philippe Coutinho.

Having passed on the club to find another test, Daily Mail reports that both United and Chelsea are keen on employing Edwards as they hope to move back towards the Premier League culmination.

Todd Boehly is said to have investigated the chance of giving Edwards a job on his landing in Stamford Bridge, who have had a space open up following Marina Granovskaia’s exit.

Joined together, in the interim, are working under another framework with Richard Arnold as CEO and head of football John Murtough as well as Andy O’Boyle as delegate football chief.

In an open letter to fans, Edwards said with respect to his choice to leave: “A decade – that is seemingly forever in anybody’s functioning life.

“In football terms it is an era in itself, particularly at a club like Liverpool where the expectations and standards are never anything other than as high as the supporters deserve.

“To be part of this club during this period has been a privilege due to the people I have been fortunate enough to work with and the success we have enjoyed. But all good things must come to an end and, in my case, I recently completed my final summer window as Liverpool sporting director.

“Even writing those words seems a bit surreal, but at the end of this season I will pack up my laptop and leave my office at the AXA Training Centre for the last time.”

Adding: “I had always planned to cap my time at the club to a maximum of 10 years. I’ve loved working here, but I am a big believer in change. I think it’s good for the individual and, in a work setting, good for the employer too.

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