Chelsea owner Todd Boehly is reportedly looking to land Paris Saint-Germain’s Luis Campos as sporting director.
Boehly, who is leading the consortium that bought the club from Roman Abramovich this summer, is looking for a sporting director to work with new head coach Graham Potter, who replaced Thomas Tuchel on Thursday.
The west London club are currently without a sporting director but are now looking to bring in one after Potter underscored the importance of the role after working closely with Dan Ashworth at Brighton.
According to The Times, Boehly, who has spent over £250million on players this summer, has already held talks with Campos about the vacant job.
Campos is perhaps best known for his stints at French clubs Monaco and Lille, where he twice helped build small-budget sides that denied big-spending PSG the Ligue 1 title, in 2016-17 and 2020-21 respectively.
He has a reputation for signing players with great potential who have then been sold for huge profits such as B. the French world champion Kylian Mbappe.
Other players he signed and then sold for big bucks include Bernardo Silva, Nicolas Pepe, Fabinho, Thomas Lemar and Sven Botman.
It’s not the first time Campos, 58, has been linked with Chelsea as the club look to land him at Stamford Bridge in 2019.
The Portuguese football advisor, who has been at PSG since June, also previously worked for legendary Blues boss Jose Mourinho at Real Madrid.
Meanwhile, it was a turbulent start to the season for Chelsea, who sacked Tuchel after losing to Dinamo Zagreb in their Champions League opener.
The Blues sit sixth in the Premier League table after their first six games, including embarrassing defeats to Leeds United and Southampton.
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