Chelsea on Thursday confirmed the arrival of 38-year-old shot-stopper Rob Green, with Green signing a one-year contract after leaving Huddersfield Town at the end of last season.
However, The Times report that new Chelsea boss Mauirizio Sarri and his staff weren’t involved in Green’s signing and he was not on a list of transfer targets they provided to the club’s hierarchy.
The report claims Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia sanctioned the deal, meeting directly with Green’s agent to convince him to sign the deal.
According to the report, Granovskaia sanctioned the deal to boost the club’s homegrown quota. Although Sarri was given no say in the deal, it is believed he is not annoyed about the situation as he has little intention of ever playing Green.
Other coaches and scouts at the club are said to be annoyed and bemused with the deal however, as their own recommendations and targets were overlooked by Granovskaia.
Green has joined Chelsea camp and took part in training on Thursday.