Fenerbahce planning to swoop for Campbell

May 22, 2006

Arsenal defender Sol Campbell is a target for Turkish club Fenerbahce, according to reports.

The 31-year-old England centre-half is rumoured to have been offered a three-year deal worth £70,000 a week.

Campbell's stock has fallen considerably in recent months - culminating when he walked out of February's match against West Ham at Highbury at half-time and then went missing for several days - after a difficult season coping with injury and off-field problems.

He has three years to run on a deal he only signed last year but it has been reported sources at Fenerbahce have claimed vice-president Mahmut Uslu met Campbell's agent Sky Andrew in Germany to discuss personal terms.

Campbell controversially joined Arsenal from arch-rivals Tottenham on a free transfer in 2001 after allowing his contract to run down at White Hart Lane.

Fenerbahce later released a statement, which neither confirmed or denied the reported interest.

The Turkish club did, however, insist that a deal would not be imminent.

'Rumours that we have agreed all terms with Arsenal FC's Sol Campbell are untrue,' said the statement on their website.

'Claims that the player concerned will be arriving in Turkey to complete the deal do not reflect the truth.'