Chelsea on the brink of appointing Jose Mourinho’s associate

Chelsea may have found the right man after all, as Michael Emenalo’s successor. The Nigeria international and former Blues sporting director left the club in 2017, citing “family reasons” for dropping the club.

However, later that month, he got the job of sporting director at French side Monaco.

Club director Marina Granovskaia has been the one to step up the plate, answering to heaping transfer proposals for the past 18 months.

The club is looking to relieve her of the duties, and have taken huge strides in appointing a new CEO Guy Laurence, who’s managed to cut a chunk of the responsibilities off her plate.

Still, the club know they have to find Emenalo’s replacement fast, or could miss out on incredible talents in the transfer market.

Blues have braked in France, and Lille’s sporting director Luis Campos has been spotted out as the Nigerian’s likely successor.

The Portuguese man is highly regarded in France, following a solid print of his works at Monaco, before being succeeded by Emenalo.

France Football via Sport witness has claimed that talks have been held over coffee as Chelsea look to make him their sporting director.

Campos who has also been linked with a move to Manchester United, said he was “proud” to be mentioned as a likely holder of the role at the club.

The Portuguese is also a close associate of former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho who left the side in 2016.