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Chelsea offer Arsenal legend Premier League return

According to reports in Spain, Chelsea wants to add ex-Arsenal star Marc Overmars to their backroom staff.

The report claim Marc Overmars - who’s the current director of football at Ajax – could be on his way to Stamford Bridge as incoming manager Antonio Conte sorts out his team.

Overmars was linked to the job according to Sport, - the Spanish paper with close links to the Dutchman’s former club Barcelona.

Ajax only finished second in the Eredivisie last season behind champions PSV but the club's young squad earned plenty of praise. Since Marc Overmars returned to the Dutch club in 2012, after playing five years before he moved to Arsenal in 1997, the 43-year-old has been partly responsible for a number of success stories.

Polish forward Arek Milik joined the Ajax team from Leverkusen for just £2m and in his full professional season at the club, he bagged 21 league goals in 31 appearances – an impressive performance.

Moreover, Holland are benefiting from the former winger’s work with 19-year-old Jairo Riedewald, who is now a first-team regular in the top flight.

Moreover, the Dutch club are benefiting from the former Gunners winger’s work with 19-year-old Jairo Riedewald who is now a first-team regular in the top flight.

Additionally, fellow teenager Riechedly Bazoer has grown through Overmars’ academy to break into the national team, after he scored five goals from midfield last season.

Liverpool have also been monitoring another Ajax’s Anwar El Ghazi, who was has been expertly nurtured by the club and scored 11 Eredivisie goals last season despite a number of injuries.

Meanwhile, Premier League rivals Manchester United want to land the club teenager Hossein Zamani from Ajax’s superb academy before he even breaks into the senior side.

All of these aforementioned emerging talents have well and truly put Overmars on the map. 

Chelsea already have Michael Emanelo in a similar role to Overmars at Ajax, but his success is questionable with John Terry still the last homegrown talent to become a first-team regular.

There is little chance of Emanelo being replaced as he is a close confidante of owner Roman Abramovic and has seen off plenty of Stamford Bridge managers without losing his post.

The report from the Spanish newspaper claims the Blues have reached out to the 1995 Champions League winners Ajax regarding Overmars' availability but are yet to hear back.

However, fans shouldn't get too excited as it could have been Overmars' bright idea to take Gunners striker Yaya Sanogo on a season-long loan last year, which was cut short after just six months and 30 touches of the ball in 47 miserable minutes.

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