Crystal Palace express interest in Arsenal defender

According to a report from Sky Sports News this evening, Crystal Palace have expressed an interest in signing defender Calum Chambers from fellow Premier League side Arsenal.

Young stopper

Chambers, a 3-time capped English international, arrived at the Emirates in 2014 from Southampton amid high expectations.

The versatile 22-year-old showed flashes of his capability with some impressive showings, though such performances were too often followed by disappointing outings highlighted by individual mistakes.

Hence, Chambers was sent out on loan to Middlesbrough for the entirety of the 2016/17 campaign, where he performed admirably despite the Riverside club’s eventual relegation.

In-demand

As a result of his fine showings last year, a number of Premier League sides are said to have contacted Arsenal regarding the youngster’s availability over recent weeks.

All of former club Southampton, Newcastle United, Everton, and Crystal Palace have been linked with moves for Chambers, though it is the latter of these sides who have seemingly taken the initiative by beginning negotiations.

Bid incoming

Whilst Sky Sports have revealed that there is an interest on the part of the Eagles, no potential offer has been mentioned as part of their report this evening.

However, multiple other sources across the English press claim that Palace are ready to offer up to £20 million to take Chambers away from North London.

Newly-appointed boss Frank De Boer is known to be on the lookout for defensive reinforcements this summer, with moves for Liverpool’s Mamadou Sakho and Barcelona’s Thomas Vermalen having previously been touted.

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