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Chelsea eyeing up Luis Campos as new Sporting Director despite recent PSG arrival

The Blues are keen to continue rebuilding following the arrival of new owner Todd Boehly

Chelsea are interested in PSG Sporting Director Luis Campos as they seek a new Transfer Guru following the departures of Thomas Tuchel and Marina Granovskaia, having hired Brighton boss Graham Potter to do the work on the pitch.

Granovskaia parted ways with the club in June after the changing ownership, joining Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck and former goalkeeper Petr Cech in becoming casualties of Todd Boehly’s arrival.

This led to difficulties in the transfer market, with Thomas Tuchel asked to do much of the work alongside his first team duties, meaning that there was a flurry of activity right up until deadline day and it would likely have gone on longer had the window not slammed shut.

There was always the overarching desire to bring in a director of football at the club to avoid this happening in the longer term, however, with former Liverpool man Michael Edwards thought to have been a candidate.

As per the Times, however, they are now eyeing up PSG Sporting Director Luis Campos for the role, despite him only arriving in the French capital at the end of last season.

“The new Chelsea owners, the BlueCo 22 consortium fronted by the American investor Todd Boehly, are understood to be unhappy with both the performances and structure of the squad”, they add. “It is understood that Boehly, the interim sporting director, has already spoken with Campos.”

Campos has previously enjoyed success with Lille, helping them to a Ligue 1 title win in 2021, and is considered something of a giant of the transfer market, having consistently proved himself able to unearth gems and make massive profit.

Having only joined PSG at the end of last season, however, it seems unlikely that he would be willing to swap Paris for London so soon despite Chelsea’s reported interest.

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Ben Browning

Ben Browning

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