SAFC targets drop transfer hint

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SUNDERLAND targets David Vaughan and DJ Campbell have both given indications that their futures lie away from Blackpool.

Black Cats boss Steve Bruce is monitoring the cut-price duo as he looks to add proven Premier League players to his squad this summer.

Vaughan is available on a free transfer while Campbell would cost just £1million due to an escape clause in his contract.

Blackpool have offered Welsh international Vaughan a last-gasp lucrative new deal to stay at Bloomfield Road.

The 28-year-old is still expected to leave the club, although it may not be to Sunderland, with the midfielder admitting his interest in a potential move to Rangers.

Vaughan said: “I know my agent has spoken to Rangers. I’ve just got to take it from there and leave it in his hands.

“In Scotland, Rangers are a massive club and they play in the Champions League so it is an attraction.

“I’ve just got to weigh up all my options and see where it takes me.”

There will be no shortage of suitors for Campbell either after netting 13 goals in the Premier League this season.

Bruce gave the 29-year-old his big break when he took him to Birmingham from Brentford after the hitman sent Sunderland crashing out of the 2006 FA Cup.

Although Campbell is not thought to be at the very top of Sunderland’s hitlist, he is a player that Bruce is keeping tabs on.

Campbell said: “I love Blackpool and we had a better season than many people expected, but to go down was heartbreaking.

“I played in the Prem before with Birmingham and maybe I wasn’t ready for it then, but this time I was.

“There’s nothing like playing at Old Trafford, Anfield and Stamford Bridge. Now I want more of it. I think I’ve proved I can play at the top.”

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