EXCLUSIVE: Leeds chief holds talks as Arsenal name price for Fulham target

Date published: Wednesday 26th August 2020 9:21

Calum Chambers TEAMtalk

Arsenal will sell Callum Chambers for the right price this summer and TEAMtalk understands Leeds are ready to fight Fulham for his signature.

The 25-year-old has been told by Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta that he is not in his long-term plans and is free to leave.

The Gunners are looking to balance the books having signed Pablo Mari permanently. They’re also on the brink of capturing Gabriel Magalhaes in a £27m deal.

As such, Arsenal have made it clear to Chambers that he can move on with a price of around £12m placed on his head. The Gunners also made it clear they would like to sell, rather than loan Chambers out. As far as Arteta is concerned, Chambers’ Arsenal career is over.

Chambers still harbours England ambitions, having won three full caps back in 2014. But he knows he needs to be playing regularly and he is now set to get the chance.

We can reveal both Fulham and Leeds have both spoken Arsenal. Chambers knows Fulham well having spent 2018/19 on-loan at the club.

Leeds, however, cannot be discounted. They have a connection through sporting director Victor Orta, who signed him during his time with Middlesbrough.

 

Orta has held talks with Arsenal over a potential deal. Leeds are thought to have chatted about Chambers after also showing interest in his teammate Rob Holding. He too is also likely to move on this summer.

In total, Arsenal are reported to have transfer-listed up to 10 players this summer.

There is also interest in France and Germany, but it is believed Chambers would rather stay in the Premier League.

 

Leeds close on Rodrigo deal

Valencia, meanwhile, have confirmed in a post on their social media channels they have agreed the sale of striker Rodrigo Moreno to Leeds.

Marcelo Bielsa’s men appear to have acted quickly after news broke on Tuesday morning that they were in negotiations for the 29-year-old.

Rodrigo Moreno

The Whites have identified attack as an area of priority in this summer’s transfer window. Bielsa wants support up top for Patrick Bamford after Jean-Kevin Augustin’s failed loan move.

After chairman Andrea Radrizzani and director of football Victor Orta flew to Spain on Tuesday, it was revealed that a deal worth an initial €30m has been struck.

Read what Valencia had to say, as well as details of the contract the Spaniard will sign, right here.

 

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