Paris Saint-Germain sporting advisor Luis Campos is one of the more respected executives in football. The Portuguese club chief is in charge of PSG and works with Spanish club Celta Vigo.
However, as Chelsea makes swift changes following the sacking of manager Thomas Tuchel, new owner Todd Boehly reportedly wanted to bring Campos to Stamford Bridge.
On Sunday, CBS Sports’ Ben Jacobs, citing sources, reported that Boehly has held talks with Campos. Jacobs added that clauses in the club chief’s PSG contract prevent him from working for another big club in parallel despite working with two clubs.
If Campos wanted to take the job with The Blues, he would have to pay PSG to end his contract, with the club “quite surprised” at the Chelsea links and the level of personal background briefing from Campos’ team.
The French giants feel the summer window was a success despite missing out on Inter’s Milan Skriniar. However, Jacobs’ reporting continues by saying there was stress between Campos and ex-director of sport Antero Henrique, who spearheaded the outgoings.
Campos’ advantage to Chelsea is that he could be either a sporting director or an advisor. The latter would still allow the club to wait for Michael Edwards.
It will be interesting to see whether Edwards or Campos’ contract prevents PSG’s sporting advisor from working for the Premier League side.