Campbell due for Newcastle medical

Sol Campbell is set for a medical at Newcastle United.

Sol Campbell is set for a medical at Newcastle United.

Campbell is due to have a medical with Newcastle this afternoon with a view to signing for the newly-promoted Barclays Premier League club tomorrow.

The 35-year-old defender has been out of contract since his deal with Arsenal ran out this summer and had been linked with the Magpies' north-east rivals Sunderland as well as Celtic.

Magpies boss Chris Hughton has concerns over his defence heading into the new season with the club awaiting to discover the extent of Steven Taylor's shoulder injury.

Taylor is set to at least miss the start of the campaign, which Newcastle begin away to Manchester United on August 16, but there are fears he could be sidelined for several months, prompting Hughton to make his move for Campbell.

 
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