DJ Campbell looks set for Blackpool exit

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DJ Campbell has hinted he is prepared to leave Blackpool to stay in the Premier League.

The striker, who scored 13 goals last season, is under contract for another two years.

But there is a relegation clause in his contract, which allows him to move if another club bids upwards of £1m.

Sunderland and QPR have already registered their interest, with Fulham also keeping tabs on the situation.

“I love Blackpool and we had a better season than many people expected but to go down was heartbreaking,” said Campbell.

“I played in the Prem before with Birmingham, and maybe I wasn’t ready then. But this time I was.

“There’s nothing like playing at Old Trafford, Anfield and Stamford Bridge. Now I want more of it. I think I’ve proved I can play at the top.”

Seasiders boss Ian Holloway will be devastated if Campbell leaves, especially as the pair have a great relationship.

Holloway spent all last summer tying up the frontman’s signature, eventually agreeing a club record £1.25m deal with Leicester on transfer deadline day.

“DJ is a terrific striker and at times he is unplayable,” said the boss. “It goes without saying I want him here next season, because I believe he can score goals at any level.

“His movement is second to none, and the way he works for the team in such a selfless manner is great. He is also a cracking lad and the kind of person you want in a dressing room.”