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ENGLAND international Sol Campbell was last night in Nottingham locked in talks about a move to League Two Notts County.

The former Tottenham, Arsenal and Portsmouth central defender met with director of football Sven Goran-Eriksson and executive chairman Peter Trembling at Hart's restaurant, in Standard Hill, in the city centre.

He arrived at the hotel about at 7.15pm before the Post captured him walking across to the restaurant, with Eriksson yards behind.

Trembling arrived minutes later before the group headed into a private meeting in the restaurant to discuss a deal.

Campbell, a free agent, still harbours hopes of making England's World Cup squad for South Africa next year.

That could prove the huge sticking point in any deal being struck, with other clubs in the Premiership, Championship and abroad chasing the signature of the star defender.

But the 34-year-old has proved his interest in a move to League Two by travelling up to Nottingham for talks and to hear the ambitious vision of new Magpies owners Munto Finance.

Campbell played for England under Eriksson during his whole reign as international manager and they formed a close relationship.

And Eriksson is hopeful of pulling off the biggest deal for a player in the history of the world's oldest football league club by landing Campbell.

But the defender wants time to think over what is likely to be the final move of his successful career.

A Notts County spokesman declined to comment last night.


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Originally posted by JoeMadRam;29609


Yes I even checked it's definitely in sheepland. Just.

A nice reliable source chosen there... Wikipedia, the home of sure fire facts!

Long Eaton has had a few identity crisis' including being split in half (half Notts half Derby), paying some bills to one authority and some to another, being Postally in one city, and Telephonically in another...

I can't say which it's in at the moment, i have been stranded in a small hell hole of a city that is really just a town with a cathedral for about 7 years... but whoever it is that owns it now its no wonder the people that live there are confused

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small, nothing to do, full of inbreds, shopping is pooh, nightlife is next to non existant, the road infrastructure is at breaking point - the smallest thing and the entire city grinds to a halt, no job opprortunities, nothing for kids to do so, and the only train line out the city to the west cuts straight through the high street stopping all movement pedestrian and vehicular along one of the busiest parts of the city

other than that i think its well planned and an awesome place to live

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Sol has agreed move!!?

Notts County are on the verge of completing the signing of former England centre-half Sol Campbell, reports BBC Radio Nottingham.

Campbell agreed to join the League Two side after further talks on Monday and the deal will be confirmed on Tuesday.

The 34-year-old, who is a free agent after leaving Portsmouth in the summer, will sign in a purely playing capacity.

He has 73 England caps and played for his country under Meadow Lane director of football Sven-Goran Eriksson.

The ex-Tottenham and Arsenal defender held "encouraging" preliminary talks with the Magpies over the weekend.

If Campbell's move goes through it would be the biggest signing for the Magpies since the club were taken over by a Middle-East consortium in July.

With Arsenal he twice won the Premier League title and the FA Cup three times and was in the Double-winning team of 2002.

Campbell, who has appeared in three World Cups, was still playing at the highest level last season, making 32 appearances for Pompey in the top flight of English football.

And he also featured for England in the Euro 2008 qualifiers but has not been selected since Fabio Capello took over as manager.

The Magpies have been linked with a host of big-name players since Eriksson arrived, including David Beckham and Dietmar Hamann.

But manager Ian McParland has looked to bring in players with a proven pedigree in the lower leagues in England, with the intention of building steadily.

Signings like Lee Hughes, Luke Rodgers, Ben Davies, and Graeme Lee have helped take the Magpies to the top of the table.

However, the club have also signalled their intent to move to the next level by signing former Manchester City keeper Kasper Schmeichel.

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