West Ham United are considering a deal for Arsenal defender Calum Chambers ahead of tonight’s 11pm transfer deadline, according to the Guardian.
The Hammers won 3-0 at Leicester City yesterday but the race is now on to try and add a central defender to their ranks.
Boss David Moyes has made no secret of his desire to add a centre-back to his ranks and recently abandoned his plans to sign Burnley stopper James Tarkowski.
With the clock ticking the Hammers are now looking to their London rivals to force though a quick-fire loan signing.
Chambers is battling back from an injury but is edging towards being ready to play again.
The versatile performer arrived at Arsenal in 2014 from Southampton but he’s failed to nail down a regular place in the team.
He is capable of playing as a full-back or at the heart of a back four and has made 101 appearances for the Gunners.
Chambers is way down Arteta’s pecking order though and moving out on loan looks like a positive step for him.
At 25 he will hope to still have a future at Arsenal but right now he needs a run of games.
The Hammers would welcome the chance to essentially bolster two positions and the £50,000-a-week player looks like a shrewd signing.
TBR View – Chambers could prove solid addition to Moyes’ ranks
The defender might not be the stellar signing that West Ham have craved by he’d certainly be solid.
Chambers is a proven Premier League player and of course, the beauty of him is how versatile he can be.
The Arsenal man would need no time at all to get up to scratch and as a result, West Ham should do all they can to make him a Hammer before tonight’s deadline.