Sol Campbell is due to have a medical with Newcastle this afternoon with a view to signing for the newly-promoted Barclays Premier League club.
The 35-year-old defender has been out of contract since his deal with Arsenal ran out this summer and had been linked with the Magpies' north-east rivals Sunderland as well as Celtic.
Press Association Sport understands, however, that Newcastle have won the race for his services as they look to strengthen their defence ahead of their return to the top flight.
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