Arsenal agree £16m deal for Southampton star Chambers

The Gunners have seen off competition from Premier League title rivals Liverpool for the 19-year-old to sign the left-back for the eighth highest fee in history for a teenager

Arsenal have agreed a deal to sign Southampton starlet Calum Chambers, Goal can reveal.

The 19-year-old, who can play right-back, centre-back or as a midfielder, has long been regarded as one of the top young prospects in English football and the Gunners have now won the race for his signature, agreeing a deal that will eventually rise to £16 million.

Chambers is understood to have already had a medical, ahead of signing a deal at the Emirates which will see Southampton paid an initial £10m.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers wanted to take the teenager to Anfield, but Chambers has instead opted for north London and the opportunity to link up with Arsene Wenger.