Arsenal are close to completing the signing of Southampton defender Calum Chambers for a fee of about £16m.
The England Under-19 international underwent a medical on Friday.
Chambers, 19, has made 25 senior appearances for the Saints and Arsenal see him as an option at right-back, centre-back or in a more advanced role.
Arsenal have also enquired about Saints midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, 24, who played for France at the World Cup.
Chambers would become Arsenal’s third summer signing following the arrivals of Barcelona forward
and Newcastle right-back
He would be the latest player to leave St Mary’s this summer following the departures of
to Liverpool and
to Manchester United.
after the clubs reached agreement on a £20m move.
And Tottenham have made an enquiry for Saints striker Jay Rodriguez.
Any confirmed Chambers deal is likely to see right-back Carl Jenkinson, 22, leave Arsenal on loan to gain regular first-team football.