The Daily Record have claimed that both Rangers and Celtic are keen to secure the signature of Campbell, whose contract is due to expire in the summer.
That means that the Old Firm duo can snap him up on a pre-contract agreement this month with the intention of him joining either club in the summer – that's if he wants to make a move up to Scotland.
Speaking to The Transfer Show on Sky Sports (14/01/20 at 7:55 pm), host Jim White informed Gers striker, Defoe, about the Campbell interest whilst talking to him on the phone.
“It is our understanding that both Rangers and Celtic want the son of Kevin Campbell, Tyrese Campbell, who's going to get him, Jermain?” Jim White asked the Rangers striker on Sky Sports.
“Oh, really?” Defoe responded with studio members laughing. “Really? I don't know. We'll see what happens.”
In previous seasons, the likes of Mousa Dembele and Joe Aribo have made the switch from England's second-tier to Scotland's top-tier.
And as is proving in Aribo's case, and has been proven in Dembele's case, the English Championship market can be a very rewarding one.
Tyrese is the son of Everton and Arsenal legend, Kevin Campbell, and it isn't a surprise that he is highly-rated.
The problem he has faced at Stoke this season has been a lack of game time. The Staffordshire-based club were tipped for promotion at the start of the campaign but they now find themselves fighting relegation.
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