Luis Campos is wanted by Chelsea to be their new sporting director
But the Russian billionaire has left the day-to-day running of the club to director Marina Granovskaia who is keen to restructure the football department.
Emanalo has never been replaced and the Premier League side want to add a sporting director to work in tandem with team boss Maurizio Sarri ahead of the summer transfer window.
France Football claims Granovskaia has put the Portuguese chief on her list of candidates to fill the vacancy.
The 54-year-old has previously worked for Real Madrid and Monaco, as well as a number of clubs in Portugal during his managerial days.
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During his time in French Football, Campos has been credited with signing talent like James Rodriguez, Bernardo Silva, Djibril Sidibe, Benjamin Mendy and Tiemoue Bakayoko.
All went for big fees and Chelsea will hope Campos can use his contacts to unearth even more gems if he moves to West London.
And Campos was the man who signed Nicolas Pepe for Lille two years ago and now the forward is one of the hottest properties in Europe.