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Stoke City Join Growing List Of Clubs Interested In Signing Arsenal Forward

Potters have enquired about the availability of Joel Campbell.

Stoke City have joined the long list of Premier League clubs who are interested in signing out-of-favour Arsenal forward Joel Campbell in the January transfer window, report the Mirror, with Mark Hughes’ Potters having enquired about the possibility of taking the Costa Rican World Cup star on loan.

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Campbell has largely been on the fringes of Arsene Wenger’s first team since he returned to the club from a loan spell with Greek outfit Olympiakos in the summer – although he was given an opportunity to shine in the midweek Champions League win over Galatasaray and impressed as he linked up with fellow back up players Lukas Podolski and Yaya Sanogo.

Despite this, however, it still seems perfectly possible that he will be allowed to leave the club in January, either on loan or permanently, with West Bromwich Albion, Swansea City, Inter Milan and Benfica all credited with holding an interest in Campbell by the report.

Signed as a teenager from his native Costa Rica, Campbell has done most of his developing in loan spells away from the Emirates Stadium as he waited to become eligible for a work permit, something that finally happened this summer after he caught the eye with some fine performances for World Cup surprise packages Los Ticos.

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