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Report: Crystal Palace lodges £16M bid for Arsenal's Calum Chambers

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Crystal Palace is reportedly keen on adding versatile Arsenal defender Calum Chambers to its ranks this summer and has lodged a bid of around £16 million for his services, according to The Telegraph.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is considering sales for a number of players in his squad and is reportedly open to offloading Chambers, who was signed out of Southampton three years ago for £16 million.

he 22-year-old enjoyed a standout season on loan with Middlesbrough last season but could not settle into a consistent role in Arsenal's defensive pecking order, despite playing in multiple positions across the backline. He was not named to Arsenal's preseason squad for a tour of Asia, either.

Chambers made 36 appearances for Arsenal in his first season but had been limited to only two Premier League starts in his second year before being loaned out to Boro last season.

Chambers represents a cheaper defensive option than Mamadou Sakho, who was linked with a move to Palace earlier in the summer but for an asking price of £30 million. New manager Frank de Boer has been limited in his dealings thus far, only bringing on Ruben Loftus-Cheek on loan thus far this summer.

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