Celts jump through Hoops to woo Sol

NEIL LENNON will allow Sol Campbell to miss Celtic's opening Champions League qualifier to go on honeymoon if the veteran stopper were to sign on at Parkhead.

Lennon is extremely keen to land the Arsenal man, and is reportedly ready to give him a two-year, 35,000-a-week deal, while the Gunners only want to offer a one-year contract.

But Lennon has also told the 35-year-old he can jet off with wife-to-be Fiona straight after their mid-July wedding which means he would also be absent for most of the four-game North American pre-season tour.

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Celtic are due to report back for pre-season training on 1 July, and likely to fly out to America on the 12th.

They face a crucial Champions League third qualifying round first-leg tie on 28-29 July with the return on 4-5 August.

"I'm getting married on 17 July," Campbell said. "But Neil's told me he's quite flexible, that if I need ten days-two weeks honeymoon then he'll be fine with that.

"That really makes me happy because if I'm not happy, and my family's not happy, then you're not going to play your best football are you?"