With the transfer rumour mill now in full-swing, Cardiff City are reportedly in a fight to keep their star striker
Bluebirds chairman Mehmet Dalman admitted he had held talks with Campbell over the weekend about staying with the club, but reports now suggest that the striker is being chased by as many as three Premier League sides.
Campbell was Cardiff’s top goal-scorer in all competition’s last season with nine goals, and his impressive work-rate and commitment to the cause would make him a valuable asset to any bottom-half Premier League side.
The ex-Manchester United, Tottenham and Sunderland forward joined the Bluebirds in January 2013, and scored seven times to help them reach the Premier League for the first time. But his time in the Welsh capital may now be coming to an end, with West Bromwich Albion supposedly eyeing a deal for the 26-year-old.
Two of Campbell’s former clubs in Hull City and Sunderland are also reportedly interested in his services, as both look to kick on from Premier League survival next season.
It comes as no surprise that Cardiff’s big names are being linked with moves back to the Premier League, with the same report suggesting Craig Bellamy, Steven Caulker and Gary Medel are all being watched.
Cardiff will undoubtedly benefit from having to sell their big-money signings that made their Premier League survival bid, at least on paper, look strong. Sales of the likes of Caulker, Medel and star performer David Marshall will only improve their already substantial summer budget, as Cardiff look to overhaul the squad for more Championship suited players.
The Bluebirds have already sealed the signing of striker Javi Guerra, while Bournemouth striker Lewis Grabban could arrive in the coming week, meaning that Campbell could well be heading for the exit door.