Avram Grant keen on Emirates veteran.
WEST HAM have entered the race to sign former England defender Sol Campbell.
New Upton Park boss Avram Grant sees the powerful 35-year-old as the defensive lynchpin to build his side around.
Campbell has so far spoken to Celtic and Sunderland about lucrative deals after leaving Arsenal for the second time at the end of last season.
Neil Lennon wants to take Campbell to Parkhead and has already spoken to him whilst Steve Bruce has put together a two-year deal to entice the centre half to the Stadium of Light.
Campbell has been offered a £45,000-a-week, one-year package to move to the North East with a possibility of a second season if he makes enough appearances. (News of the World)
Whoever does finally seal a deal for the veteran centre back will be getting an excellent defender who may well be nearing the end of his illustrious career but probably has a good season or two in him, such is his incredible fitness level.
During his return to the Emirates last season the former Tottenham and Portsmouth man showed what he is still capable of and his efforts did not go unnoticed by the Gunners fans who could see how his passion and determination was as evident as ever.
West Ham appear to lead the chase at present and a year long deal will cost the east London club around £2.6m a year, which is still something of a bargain given the fact that no transfer fee will be paid for the 35 year old.