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According to Foot Mercato, Monaco could swoop in to challenge Tottenham Hotspur for the services of Luis Campos as he attempts to leave Lille.

Reports emerged on Monday that Campos had asked to leave Lille. The Portuguese talent spotter spoke to president Gerard Lopez, informing him of his intention to go.

Lille haven’t actually confirmed that Campos is leaving, but the expectation is that he will be on his way. Yet his destination remains up in the air.

Back in November, The Guardian claimed that Jose Mourinho wanted Campos at Tottenham. In fact, he was described as being ‘optimistic’ that a deal would materialise.

Months on, and Campos is still at Lille. Many may think that Tottenham will now land Campos once he leaves Lille, but there could be a twist in the tale.

It’s now claimed that Monaco could swoop in to hijack Tottenham’s interest and take Campos back to the Stade Louis II.

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Campos worked as Monaco’s sports co-ordinator and then technical director, spending three years at the club. He was credited with signing the likes of Thomas Lemar, Fabinho and Bernardo Silva.

Mourinho is very close with Campos, and now has to hope that his friendship will be a trump card in the face of Monaco’s interest in a reunion.

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