This much was disclosed to Teyru Music Hub on Sunday afternoon.
The Austrian is believed to be very close to agreeing personal terms with the London club.
Freund is the current Director of Football at Austrian giants RB Salzburg.
He managed the team from 2006-2012 during which they won multiple titles.
From 2012-15, Freund became the club’s Sports Coordinator.
In 2015, he assumed the role of Sporting Director at Salzburg till date.
Salzburg are well informed that their man is close to an agreement to switch to England.
Chelsea hope to make an official announcement on the filling in of the vacant position once all agreements are in place.