Chelsea and Man United battling to POACH jewel in Brighton's recruitment crown

Chelsea are reportedly battling fellow Premier League giants Manchester United in order to "poach" the jewel in Brighton & Hove Albion's lauded recruitment crown: Sam Jewell. Jewell is the son of former English top-flight player Paul Jewell, who was once a striker for also ex-EPL Wigan Athletic. Some reports believe that the Blues were panicked into the approach for the notable scout due to United's interest. The Pride of London attempt to arrange the available information along with providing our view.
Brighton & Hove Albion v Crystal Palace - Premier League
Brighton & Hove Albion v Crystal Palace - Premier League / Sebastian Frej/MB Media/GettyImages

If the Red Devils are genuinely attempting to recruit the best staff for their hopeful revival, it is only natural that clubs such as Chelsea would follow suit. Why wouldn't they? So, the judgement that the west London outfit are panicking by rivaling teams like Man Utd for signings on and off the pitch makes no sense. To label the Blues' behaviour as 'panic' is rather ill-informed, if you ask me.

CFC have become a rather easy - albeit legitimate - target for other fans' and writers' ridicule over the past year or so, as the side was completely overhauled. That process has been noticeably unsuccessful in general. Yet signs of improvement are slowly emerging on the field of play from a generally inexperienced team. Thankfully the co-controlling owners are trying to make the club a force behind the scenes as well.

Chelsea's supposed interest in successful recruitment chief Sam Jewell from the massively innovative and wisely prosperous Brighton is unsurprising and likely pre-established. Jewell is described as a "top guy" by Seagulls boss Roberto De Zerbi.

Despite the former's age of only 34, he is rising rapidly in the game. Jewell is said to be responsible for a couple of previous BHAFC gems: Alexis Mac Allister and Moises Caicedo, now at CFC. This might be a very intelligent manoeuvre by Chels'.