Premier League new boys Fulham are looking to put a squad together capable of remaining in the top flight, and one of the players they are targeting is Arsenal defender Calum Chambers, according to Sky Sports.
The Championship play-off winners know that one of the areas they will be tested in is the heart of their defence, and they are moving swiftly to build some foundation in that part of the pitch.
They were said to be interested in the England international last summer but failed to land him, however that has not swayed them from maintaining their desire to take him to Craven Cottage ahead of the new campaign.
Chambers arrived at the Emirates Stadium from Southampton in July 2014 when Arsenal signed him for an undisclosed fee, believed to be somewhere in the region of £16 million.
After an initial impact, which saw him gain plenty of game time in the Gunners’ first-team, he slowly faded out of contention and ended up spending the 2016-17 campaign on loan at Middlesbrough where he gained plenty more experience.
He returned to the Emirates last season and was back in the fold, featuring 24 times in all competitions in what was to be Arsene Wenger’s final term in charge.
Unai Emery has since arrived in London and has already made two defensive signings with rumours abound that there are more to come. That could see Chambers back in the position of struggling for game time, so a move away could be the best outcome for his long-term prospects.
The 23-year-old already has three England caps and will be eager to get back into the thoughts of national manager Gareth Southgate, but the only way he will do that is by featuring regularly at the top level.
Chambers has three years remaining on his current deal at the Emirates, but if he is not going to feature in the plans of the new boss Fulham may well have the chance to finally get their man.