4 clubs show interest in Chambers with Holding move off

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 09: Callum Chambers of Arsenal celebrates their second goal scored by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Arsenal FC at London Stadium on December 09, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 09: Callum Chambers of Arsenal celebrates their second goal scored by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Arsenal FC at London Stadium on December 09, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Despite deciding against a loan move for Rob Holding, Arsenal may still sell an English centre-back this summer, with plenty of interest in Calum Chambers.

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 24: Calum Chambers of Arsenal battles for the ball with Jack Robinson of Nottingham Forest during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Arsenal FC and Nottingham Forrest at Emirates Stadium on September 24, 2019, in London, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND: Calum Chambers of Arsenal battles for the ball on September 24, 2019. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

TEAMtalk report that Leeds United, Fulham, West Ham and Newcastle are all showing an interest in Calum Chambers this summer.

Newcastle and Leeds were previously two of the leading contenders for Rob Holding. When Arsenal took Holding off the market, they turned their attentions to Chambers instead. The Gunners have reportedly put a price tag of £12m on the centre-back.

Mikel Arteta and his transfer team are trying to raise funds for the rest of their summer business, primarily a move for Houssem Aouar. Though Chambers wouldn’t be their first-choice sale, as a homegrown player, he’s now in the final two years of his contract.

Returning from a long-term injury as one of many centre-back options at the club, you can see why Chambers is on the transfer list despite that homegrown status. Arsenal aren’t reliant on his return and they won’t want to run his deal down.

Leeds made a particularly poor start to the season defensively, albeit against Liverpool. They never even looked close to solid at the back and may need to invest. We know Newcastle were keen on a loan for Holding, so they’ll be up there too.