So that should end the speculation, shouldn’t it?
Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has ruled out making a shock move for Sol Campbell.
Campbell is a free agent following his ill-fated short spell at League Two club Notts County.
The 35-year-old quit County after just one game with the club cancelling his five-year contract at Meadow Lane.
Rumours have suggested that Redknapp, who is a massive admirer of Campbell having worked with him at Portsmouth, could make a move for the central defender in January when the player is free to join another club.
However, Redknapp has moved quickly to dismiss any notion of a deal by claiming the bad blood that still exists as a result of his move from Spurs to Arsenal in 2001 would make any deal impossible.
Writing in his column in The Sun, Redknapp said: “Some people are already claiming I am now going to sign Sol. Well, let’s nail that one straight away – it ain’t going to happen.
“I said during the summer that, if I was the boss of any other Premier League club, I’d sign Sol like a shot.
“That statement still applies today. But there is no way in the world Sol is ever going to play for Spurs again.
“There is simply too much bad feeling towards him from the fans at White Hart Lane.
“It would be too much hassle for him, for me and the club. Anyway, I couldn’t sign him even if I wanted to because of the regulations.
“Sol is now a free agent but Premier League clubs can’t sign any players unless they were out of contract in the transfer window.” (Sky Sports)
So what now for Sol Campbell? The MLS? La Liga? Arsenal? Well the possibilities are as endless as the speculation itself. Maybe he will happily hang up his boots but it does seem that he still has a year or two in the tank after all last season he played just about every Premier League game and clearly he still has the ability to do a job for someone, but does he have the motivation?