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Arsenal, Chelsea and AS Roma lock horn in signing Lille Sporting Director Luis Campos

Chelsea and Arsenal set to lock horn over the signing of Lille sporting director Luis Campos.
Two Premier League club’s Chelsea and Arsenal will lock horn over the signing of Lille sporting director Luis Campos.

The 54-year-old started his managerial career in his native Portugal with his first role being at Vitoria Setubal, before moving on to Varzim, Gil Vicente and Beira-Mar.

But he then moved across the border to become a scout for European giants Real Madrid.

In 2013 he made the switch to Monaco to be their sports coordinator, but it was the move into the technical director role that got him the most plaudits.

In 2017, Monaco had a squad that beat PSG to the Ligue 1 title and reached the semi-final of the Champions League, eventually being beaten by Juventus.

Acquiring players such as James Rodriguez, Bernardo Silva, Djibril Sidibe, Benjamin Mendy and Tiemoue Bakayoko for modest fees was later seen as a masterstroke having then sold them for incredible profits. 

Campos said recently that he had had no approach from Manchester United and would not be drawn on talk of a potential exit from Lille, who are second only to Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1. 

Reports in Italy suggest AS Roma are also In the race for his signature after the Giallorossi promoted Ricky Massara to the role after terminating their contract with Monchi by mutual consent.

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