Football: Everton sign Campbell

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The Independent Online
KEVIN CAMPBELL completed a pounds 3m move to Everton after meeting with Trabzonspor officials in Turkey last night. The 29-year-old striker, who had a successful spell on loan at Goodison Park last season, signed a three-year contract. He is flying from Turkey to join his team-mates, who are on a training camp in Pisa, Italy.

Campbell's move ends a protracted transfer. Everton had offered pounds 3m for the former Nottingham Forest and Arsenal striker, but the Turks were holding out for pounds 3.5m. This was despite the fact that Campbell had a clause in his contract stating that he could go for pounds 3m if Gordon Milne left Trabzonspor. Milne was dismissed last season, but Campbell's move to Everton was blocked.

Steve Bull, the 34-year-old Wolves and former England striker, is to retire because of a persistent knee injury which prevented him from playing for more than half of last season.

Bull has scored 306 goals in 561 games since signing from neighbours West Bromwich Albion in November 1986, a record that has ensured his cult status at Molineux. "I said I'd give it one last shot but after these latest problems I have to come to terms with the fact that I can't go on," he said.

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