Chelsea have reportedly identified Monaco scout Luis Campos as the preferred candidate to become their new technical director.
The Blues are on the lookout for a new man to fill the void following Michael Emenalo's recent departure from Stamford Bridge, a situation that appears linked to his failure to secure a number of the club's summer transfer targets.
Director Marina Granovskaia is currently in temporary charge of the position but the board are keen to find a permanent replacement for Emenalo and Campos is thought to be their number one target.
The Portuguese is currently working at Lille under Marcelo Bielsa but made his name at Monaco where he was responsible for the recruitment of the likes of Benjamin Mendy, Fabinho, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Thomas Lemar.
Campos also previously worked as part of Jose Mourinho's staff while at Real Madrid and the 53-year-old appears to be the number one target, despite rumours linking former Chelsea stars Didier Drogba and Gianfranco Zola with the role.