According to a report in Sky Sports (live transfer thread, June 29 at 15:29), Arsenal are in advanced talks with Calum Chambers over a new contract at the club.
It seems clear Arsenal aren’t really interested in selling the player this summer, but another loan move could be in store and Everton should look at him as a potential opportunity worth considering.
The Toffees are likely to play three at the back under newly-appointed boss Marco Silva, therefore bolstering both the centre-back options and wingback positions could be high on the Portuguese manager’s agenda.
Right now, Everton are lacking in defensive options, with Michael Keane the only established figure back there who is likely to feature consistently throughout the course of the upcoming campaign.
Phil Jagielka, 35, and Ashley Williams, 33, are getting on, while Mason Holgate at 21 is still inexperienced.
Chambers came through the youth ranks at Southampton and has plenty of top-flight experience despite never really breaking in to the Arsenal first-team set-up.
At 23, the Gunners won’t want to sell the player considering his potential, therefore offering him out again on loan makes plenty of sense following his temporary spell at Middlesbrough during the 2016-17 campaign.
Chambers could play both as a right centre-back or offer cover for Seamus Coleman at right wing-back, providing Everton with plenty of options in the short-term while youngsters such as Holgate and Jonjoe Kenny develop.
It would also be a good move for the player as Chambers needs regular first-team football for his own development, and he is much more likely to find that at Goodison Park rather than at Arsenal.