Earlier today reports emerged, via TalkSPORT, that Calum Chambers was set for a £20m move to Crystal Palace.
The young centre-half spent last season on loan at Boro and performed well enough for many to think he could reclaim a spot in the Arsenal squad this season – especially now that central defensive depth is required with the three at the back formation.
However, Arseblog News can reveal that while The Eagles do have an interest in the 22 year old, they are pursuing other targets ahead of him, and that any deal – should it occur – would have to be substantially below the figure being bandied around today.
Arsenal paid Southampton £16m for the then 19 year old in July 2014, and he has two years remaining on his current deal.
Chambers is currently on an extended break, having played in the European U21 Championships this summer. He was an ever-present in the England squad which made the semi-final where they lost on penalties to Germany.
He kept FA Cup final hero Rob Holding out of the squad throughout the tournament, and given the amount of football on offer next season it would be a shame if we were to let him go without another chance.