Sunderland ahead of Celtic for Arsenal defender Campbell

Sunderland are emerging as favourites for off contract Arsenal defender Sol Campbell.

Sunderland are emerging as favourites for off contract Arsenal defender Sol Campbell.

The Daily Mail says Celtic's pursuit of Campbell took a new twist when the veteran defender held talks with Sunderland. Sources at the Premiership club confirmed that the former England international had been to see the Black Cats' set-up.

Poised to marry his partner from the North East of England on July 17, 35-year-old Campbell has bought a house in Northumberland and has also spoken with newly-promoted Newcastle.

The latest development will heighten fears amongst Celtic management that the centre-half is using the Parkhead club as leverage for a final pay-day in England.

 
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