Chelsea ‘want PSG football advisor Luis Campos to become their new sporting director’ and work with newly-appointed boss Graham Potter as they prepare for another spending spree in January
- Chelsea are reportedly interested in hiring Luis Campos as sporting director
- PSG football advisor Campos is under consideration to replace Michael Emenalo
- Blues co-owner Todd Boehly is understood to have already spoken with Campos
Chelsea are reportedly interested in hiring Luis Campos as their sporting director to work with the newly appointed head coach Graham Potter.
Campos is under consideration by the Blues as a replacement for Michael Emenalo, who left for Monaco last year.
The 58-year-old has been working as football advisor for Paris Saint-Germain since June following spells with both Lille, Monaco and Real Madrid prior to that.
PSG football advisor Luis Campos is being targeted by Chelsea as their new sporting director
The new Chelsea owners, fronted by the American investor Todd Boehly, are understood to be unhappy with both the performances and structure of the squad – hence the recent change in manager.
It is understood that Boehly, the interim sporting director, has already spoken with Campos, according to The Times.
The same report suggests that the Blues are keen to invest aggressively again in the January transfer window after spending a club-record £261 million on new players this summer including the big-money signings of Raheem Sterling, Wesley Fofana and Kalidou Koulibaly.
It is understood that Blues co-owner Todd Boehly has already spoken with Luis Campos
The appointment of a sporting director formed part of discussions with Potter on Wednesday after they quickly moved to appoint a new boss after sacking Thomas Tuchel that morning.
Former Brighton boss Potter has previously outlined the importance of such a role and working successfully alongside them.
Therefore, Boehly is pushing to make the deal happen in order to be prepared ahead of the January transfer window.
Campos made his reputation at Monaco and Lille, twice building sides that denied PSG the Ligue 1 title at a fraction of the Qatari-owned club’s enormous budget while generating substantial profit in the transfer market.
The appointment of a sporting director formed part of discussions with boss Graham Potter
During his three seasons at Lille, he brought in around £305million in transfer fees and constructed a team that progressed from a relegation-threatened campaign under Marcelo Bielsa to title winners in 2021 under coach Christophe Galtier, now in charge at PSG.
Sven Botman, Fabinho, Rafael Leao, Thomas Lemar, Victor Osimhen, Nicolas Pepe, Bernardo Silva and Kylian Mbappe, whose move from Monaco to PSG in 2018 for £162 million made the France striker the most expensive teenager in the history of the game all generated huge profits for Campos at both Monaco and Lille.
Campos has also worked with Jose Mourinho at Real Madrid in the past and has a wealth of experience.