Both Newcastle United and West Ham United are interested in out-of-favour Arsenal defender Calum Chambers, according to The Mirror.

The versatile England international defender has been sent out on loan to Middlesbrough this season and his future looks to lie away from the Emirates Stadium.

Newcastle are closing in on promotion from the Championship back to the Premier League, with a 2-1 win over Wigan Athletic on Saturday moving Rafa Benitezs men one step closer to top-flight football.

West Ham meanwhile are expected to splash the cash this summer, with defensive cover and a new right-back the order of the day for the London Stadium side.

Chambers versatility of being able to play at either centre-half or full-back will be of interest to a number of suitors, with the report suggesting that both teams, plus Everton, are willing to spend over 10 million on the defender.

Newcastle will surely need to strengthen if they make the move back to the Premier League, while West Ham are struggling with an underwhelming campaign at present.

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  1. For me the trouble with players such as chambers, whiltshire, bony etc, is that they are either recovering from a long term serious injury or although highly talented have been considerably out of form.

    So even for a relatively small fee of say 10 million+ would still represent quite a gamble.

    Especially if you take into account the wages that these players would expect or have been enjoying.

    Having said that though, they were quality players at one time and as such might be worth taking a gamble on, especially if the conditions were favourable.

    With Wiltshire definitely worth the risk of a loan deal with the option to buy, imho.

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