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Chelsea interested in PSG sporting director Luis Campos

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Luis Campos joined PSG in June.
Luis Campos joined PSG in June. / Xavier Laine/GettyImages
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In their search for a new sporting director, Chelsea have turned their attentions to PSG's Luis Campos.

The London club are undergoing something of a rebuild under new owner Todd Boehly, who replaced Roman Abramovich in June.

Just seven games into the new season, he has taken the decision to sack Thomas Tuchel and make Graham Potter the club's new manager, and his next point of call is to appoint a sporting director.

Marina Granovskaia previously held such a role but left the club when Boehly came in, with the American becoming the interim director, in charge of handling transfers, for the summer window.

Now though, he wants to find someone for the role, and according to the Times, he'd like to bring Campos in and has already spoken to the 58-year-old.


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Campos is one of the most high-profile directors in football having worked at Real Madrid, Monaco, Lille and PSG.

He began his career as a manager in Portugal before becoming a tactical analyst and scout for Jose Mourinho at Real Madrid in 2012.

A year later, he took his first job as a sporting director, filling the role for Monaco. During his time there, he brought the likes of Radamel Falcao, James Rodriguez and Bernardo Silva to the French club.

He then left for domestic rivals Lille in 2017 and spent three years there before a change of ownership saw him leave.

In June of this year, he joined PSG as a sporting advisor, and given how recent that appointment was, it seems unlikely that he'd leave so soon to join Chelsea.

However, he may well be keen to work in English football for the first time with rumoured moves to Spurs and Manchester United in the past never going through.


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