Newcastle United preparing a move for Arsenal man

The Daily Star claims that Newcastle United are interested in signing Arsenal defender, Calum Chambers after they missed out on signing Rob Holding.

The Magpies had been favourites to sign Holding after Arsenal made him available for a season-long loan deal away from the Emirates.

However, his fine form over the past few games has convinced Mikel Arteta to keep him.

The Spaniard has told the Englishman to forget about leaving the Emirates despite increased competition for a place from the likes of William Saliba and Gabriel Magalhaes.

With Holding off the market, the report claims that Steve Bruce’s side has turned their attention to Chambers.

Chambers has enjoyed a loan spell at the northeast before when he turned out for Middlesbrough a few seasons back.

He is one of the players that earned the trust of Mikel Arteta when the Spaniard became Arsenal’s manager initially, but he suffered a long-term injury early in Arteta’s reign and he is still out.

The report adds that Arsenal wants to sell him for £12m, but the Magpies will favour an initial loan deal for the rest of this season.

When Chambers gets back to full fitness, he will find competition for places at the Emirates tough and moving out on loan might be best for him.

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6 Comments

  1. chris says:

    We have far too many players who are OK but no better than OK. Wenger paid about £15m for Chambers, a reserve full back. Southampton were gob smacked and, ever since, we have seen why. OK isn’t good enough. You can add Kolasinac, Elnenny, Socratis, Nelson and Willock. They are all OK.

  2. Manuel says:

    That isn’t a bad idea, a loan deal with option of making it permanent.

  3. MJH says:

    We need the funds for transfers. 12 million isn’t asking the earth, and people still want a loan first. I actually like chambers. I think with a run in the side he would be a quality player. But we have too many defenders and have to address the balance of the squad

  4. Wayne says:

    I just don’t understand that every time a transfer is mentioned about an Arsenal player, it either takes forever to get the deal done or it’s never done. Whereas, all the other top six teams,once their targets have been identified, the transfer deals done so quickly, sometimes within 72 hours. If, Arsenal don’t address that issue of handling transfers with greater efficiency and expediency ,the club will continue to lag further behind their rivals.

    1. Marty says:

      Exactly, didn’t even know that Liverpool were in for Jota until they signed him, that’s how to do transfers.

  5. Grandad says:

    More pointless speculation fuelled by a low quality newspaper, and made even more ludicrous by the fact that it could be months before Chambers is fit.

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