Reliable journalist: Arsenal defender looks for move abroad, Premier League interest
By Harvey Byrne
Calum Chambers is willing to look for a move abroad if Arsenal send him out on loan this summer, according to a Bleacher Report journalist.
The Mail claimed on Wednesday that the England international would be allowed to leave the Emirates Stadium on a temporary basis, but will not be sold in a permanent deal.
Now Bleacher Report football journalist Dean Jones has revealed on his personal Twitter account that Chambers would be open to a move to another country, preferably Spain or Italy, while Stoke and West Brom are also interested.
Calum Chambers willing to look into move abroad (pref Italy/Spain) if Arsenal send him on loan. Stoke & West Brom already interested tho
— Dean Jones (@DeanJonesBR) August 25, 2016
It is said that manager Arsene Wenger has decided Chambers needs regular game time and the best solution is a new club for the 2016/17 season.
This news comes despite Arsenal suffering key injuries to two senior centre-backs Per Mertesacker and Gabriel. Wenger has also struggled to find top-quality replacements in this transfer window.
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Chambers started the first game of the season against Liverpool and scored in the 4-3 victory, but was exposed by the visitors either side of half-time.
Wenger preferred summer signing Rob Holding alongside Laurent Koscielny in the heart of his defence in last weekend’s goal-less draw against Leicester.
It remains to be seen whether Arsenal would reject an offer close to the £16million they paid Southampton for Chambers in 2014.
In other Arsenal transfer news, Turkish champions Besiktas have agreed a deal to sign Manchester City playmaker Samir Nasri.