Arsenal will accept a bid for Calum Chambers this summer if it meets their valuation of the player, according to reports in the English media.
The Mirror report that it appears Chambers ‘doesn’t have a future at Arsenal’. They claim The Gunners ‘will accept a bid for the 24-year-old’ provided it meets their valuation.
There’s no hint as to what that valuation might be in the article, but you’d think the club would want to make back the £18m or so they spent on the defender. Particularly considering the England international still has a contract until 2022 in North London. There’s no rush to sell if no one will match that price.
Chambers has made 21 appearances for Fulham in all competitions this season, and he’s become a key part of the side ever since Claudio Ranieri took over. However, ever since November he’s been playing as a defensive midfielder, rather than a centre-back.
Arsenal don’t really have any shortage of defensive midfielders, whilst there are clear issues in defence, so the player isn’t really setting himself up for a return to his parent club.
Perhaps things will change between now and May, but for the moment it does look like Chambers’ Arsenal career is hanging in the balance.