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21-year-old joined the Gunners from the Saints in 2014.

Southampton interested in Calum Chambers loan deal

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Southampton are looking to bring Calum Chambers back to the St Mary’s Stadium on a season-long loan, according to The Mirror.

The Saints finished the 2015/16 league campaign in sixth position, which earned them automatic qualification for next season’s Europa League.

Ronald Koeman is looking to strengthen his squad for the forthcoming season as he gears up for the European competition, and Arsenal’s Chambers could be signed on a temporary deal to bolster the defense.

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The England international can play at right-back or at centre-back, meaning he can bring much-needed versatility to the back line. 

Chambers, who joined Premier League giants Arsenal in the summer of 2014, could be looking to leave the Emirates Stadium in order to get more game time after dropping down the order at the club.

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However, it is still to be seen if the Gunners manager Arsene Wenger will let the highly rated 21-year-old right-back, who has only managed 35 league appearances for the London-based club, leave the club, albeit on a temporary basis.

Arsenal currently have Hector Bellerin as their number-one right-back and have the likes of Laurent Koscielny, Per Mertesacker, and Gabriel Paulista all vying for two centre-back slots.

The Petersfield born defender made 22 appearances for the Saints from 2012-2014 before making a move to north London.

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He made his international debut on September 3, 2014, against Norway, after replacing Everton’s John Stones in a friendly, and has already represented his national side on three different occasions.

The Saints are facing a tough battle in keeping highly rated manager Koeman at the club, as he is continued to be linked with a move away to Premier League rivals Everton, who are gearing up for a new era after sacking former manager Roberto Martinez following their poor league performance in the 2015/16 season.

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