Tottenham and Jose Mourinho are trying to lure Lille sporting director Luis Campos to the club, sources have told ESPN FC.
Campos and Mourinho are close friends having worked together at Real Madrid and the Portuguese manager, appointed by Tottenham on Tuesday to replace Mauricio Pochettino, is very keen to hire the former Monaco sporting director.
The pair have remained in close contact, with Mourinho regularly watching Lille at Campos' request.
After joining Monaco in 2013, Campos recruited Bernardo Silva, Tiemoue Bakayoko, Benjamin Mendy and Fabinho before selling them for large profits.
He then joined Lille in 2016 and has been key in finding unknown gems including Rafael Leao, Nicolas Pepe and Zeki Celik whose arrival has coincided with the team returning to the Champions League.
Campos was targeted by Chelsea last season but rejected the chance to move to the Premier League at the time.
Spurs have already made a £3 million raid on the Lille coaching staff for goalkeeping coach Nuno Santos and Joao Sacramento, who have signed on as Mourinho's assistants. Carlos Lalin, Ricardo Formosinho and Giovanni Cerra have also joined the backroom staff in London.