Chelsea sporting director to join Hamburg

Arnesen will leave his job as Chelsea sporting director when his contract expires at the end of the season.

The former Denmark international has agreed a three-year contract with the German side.

“Hamburg is a special club with a long tradition and fantastic infrastructure,” said Arnesen in a statement.

“I am convinced that with the strength we have and the right decisions we can develop something big.”

Chelsea’s current chief scout Lee Congerto will follow Arnesen to Hamburg.