Steve Bruce has revealed he knows all about a release clause in DJ Campbell’s Blackpool contract – and the Sunderland boss is set to swoop for the Seasiders frontman.
Campbell arrived at Bloomfield Road for a club record £1.25m last summer and scored 13 goals in the top flight.
But the striker’s contract is understood to contain a release clause which can be triggered by a £1m offer.
Campbell, who spent two successful loan spells at Pool prior to his permanent move from Leicester, has always talked about how he and the Tangerines are a perfect fit, and how he loves the club and its fans.
But relegation to the Championship means that, like the rest of the squad, Campbell will have his wages slashed next season.
It would be hard for Campbell not to be tempted by more money elsewhere, especially as he turns 30 in November.
Campbell has a good relationship with Bruce from their time together at Birmingham five years ago.
The Black Cats boss has only one fit forward in record signing Asamoah Gyan, and Bruce said of Campbell: “We are aware of the release clause and there’s no doubt that DJ Campbell has shown this season that he can play in the Premier League.”
QPR are also believed to be interested Campbell and look set to also make a move for the 13-goal man.