Arsenal transfer news: Chambers willing to move abroad

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25th Aug, 2016 | 3:23pm

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.

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.