By Wayne Veysey

9th Sep, 2022 | 3:01pm

Sources: Man United and Chelsea race to agree Matt Hobbs deal within weeks

Man United and Chelsea are lining up moves for Wolves recruitment chief Matt Hobbs, sources have told Football Insider.

The two Premier League giants are both looking to add to and revamp their recruitment departments.

It is believed Hobbs, who is the head of scouting and recruitment at Wolves, is on the radar of the pair as they plot moves to lure him from the Midlands.

A deal could be agreed within weeks.

Hobbs began his current role in February 2022 but has been at Wolves in various roles since July 2015.

Some of his roles have included Head of Emerging Talent, Head of Academy Recruitment and Chief Scout.

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Chelsea were the Premier League’s biggest spenders this summer, making seven senior signings.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang became the latest box-office signing at Stamford Bridge following the headline captures of Wesley Fofana, Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly.

Chelsea have also signed Marc Cucurella from Brighton, Carney Chukwuemeka from Aston Villa and Gabriel Solina from Chicago Fire.

Man United were also busy in the window, signing Antony and Lisandro Martinez from Ajax as well as Casemiro, Tyrell Malaxia, Christian Eriksen and Martin Dubravka.

The Red Devils’ transfer strategy has been criticised in recent years with last summer’s trio of arrivals, Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho and Raphel Varane all subject to criticism over the last 12 months.

Chelsea are without a manager following the departure of Thomas Tuchel on 7 September.

He has been replaced by former Brighton manager Graham Potter.

In other news, Kieran Maguire has issued a “£222million” reveal as Man United agree a Matt McKie deal.