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Wigan boss Martinez goes for ex-Portsmouth defender Campbell

Wigan Athletic are moving for Sol Campbell.

The People says Wigan boss Roberto Martinez is ready to open talks to sign Campbell.

The Latics chief has put together an offer to tempt free agent Campbell, who is now able to sign for a new club after sorting out a contract wrangle with Notts County.

Campbell lives in the North East and would favour a switch to Newcastle - but they will not meet his £45,000-a-week pay demands.

Fellow Championship high-flyers West Brom are also unable to satisfy Campbell's wages - but Martinez has told Campbell's representatives that he wants to hold talks with the player and should be able to stump up enough cash.

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