Report: Crystal Palace make £16m bid for Arsenal defender Calum Chambers

Arsenal's Calum Chambers header is saved by Blackburn's Andrew Fisher

Crystal Palace have reportedly offered £16 million for Arsenal defender Calum Chambers.

According to reports from The Telegraph, Crystal Palace have made a formal bid of £16 million for Arsenal defender Calum Chambers.

The 22-year-old was signed by the Gunners three years ago from Southampton for £16 million, but Arsenal are looking to cash in on him.

Arsene Wenger is reportedly planning for a significant exodus of players from the squad this summer, and the Gunners are open to offers for Chambers.

Arsenal's Calum Chambers celebrates scoring their third goalArsenal's Calum Chambers celebrates scoring their third goal

The England international is a versatile and technically accomplished defender who can play as full-back, central midfield and centre-back, but question mark remains over his pace and physical presence.

He is behind Laurent Koscielny, Shkodran Mustafi, Gabriel and Rob Holding in the pecking order among Wenger’s centre-backs.

Also, Chambers will struggle to get games ahead of Hector Bellerin or Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the right wing-back role. 

Palace were heavily interested in signing Mamadou Sakho this summer, but they are unwilling to meet Liverpool’s £30 million price-tag on the French defender, according to The Standard

The Eagles have completed the signing of Jairo Riedewald from Ajax for £8 million on Monday. And should they manage to secure the signing of Chambers, Frank de Boer will have an excellent defensive setup at disposal.

Arsenal's Calum Chambers scores their third goalArsenal's Calum Chambers scores their third goal

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