Fraizer Campbell set to end nightmare transfer saga

Striker has been in talks with several clubs this summer, but yet to sign a deal and leave Cardiff City, seemingly until now, with a switch to Crystal Palace imminent.

Cardiff City striker Fraizer Campbell is set to end his nightmare transfer saga and finally sign for Crystal Palace in the next 24 hours, according to reports.

Campbell has been in talks with up to four clubs, including Leicester City with whom he held formal negotiations twice. The Foxes seemingly pulled out of talks with the 26-year-old due to Campbell’s high wage demands, but were thought to have renewed their interest last weekend.

But now it seems as if Crystal Palace will be the one to capture his signature, after interest from Sunderland and Hull City also failed to transpire.

Cardiff boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was hoping to keep Campbell due to his proven Championship experience, but was also reigned to losing him if a top-flight club came knocking.

Palace have reportedly triggered Campbell’s £800,000 release clause in his contract, and could complete the deal as early as Wednedsay evening.

Campbell would become the second member of the so called ‘big four’ Bluebirds to depart the Welsh capital, after Steven Caulker vacated the scene for Queen’s Park Rangers on Tuesday. David Marshall and Gary Medel had also been set to leave Cardiff, and although the latter is now the subject of a £10million bid from Turkish club Galatasaray, the Chilean remains a City player.

But Campbell, should he pass his medical, would finally put to bed any hope for Cardiff fans of his presence next season, and allow new signings Javi Guerra, Federico Macheda and Adam Le Fondre to get used to the prospect of a potential starting role.

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