Watford appeared to be edging closer towards signing Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs, according to latest transfer rumours.

The two clubs have reportedly agreed a £ 5 million deal for the England international, who has failed to get regular first-team football in the Arsenal setup. Gibbs was seen as the natural replacement for Ashley Cole wants Gael Clichy left the club, but it appears that manager Arsene Wenger is ready to let the player leave in search of regular first-team football. Gibbs has not featured for Arsenal this season as the gunners have largely resorted to using Nacho Monreal in this position.

Arsenal will be receiving around £ 5 million for the defender, who came through the ranks at Arsenal after joining the club as a youngster from Wimbledon in 2004. He has largely represented Arsenal throughout his career after only making seven appearances for Norwich City in his only loan spell away from the gunners. The lack of regular first-team appearances mean that Gibbs has not been featuring regularly for the England national team. Since making his debut in 2010, he has only featured in 10 games for the national team.

His last game for England was in 2015. Gibbs, though, is hoping that a move to Watford significantly boost his chances of featuring for the national team.

Watford have been backing new manager Marcos Silva with plenty of funds in the transfer market and the club recently brought in Chalobah as one of the talented youngsters. His regular first-team football has immediately seen him become included in the latest England squad for the upcoming qualifiers by manager Gareth Southgate. Only a few months ago, Chalobah was a relative unknown in the England senior setup after failing to make any sort of an impact at Chelsea after coming through the ranks at the club. Gibbs will be hoping for a similar turnaround in fortunes.