Carl Jenkinson has become the target of a potential £10 million bid from West Ham United after Arsenal finally landed Mathieu Debuchy.
Hammers boss Sam Allardyce is hoping the added competition after the arrival of Debuchy at the Emirates could improve his chances of signing England full back Jenkinson and take him across London.
Swansea City have also inquired about the 22-year-old while Newcastle, whom Debuchy arrived to the north London club from, are also reportedly interested, reports the Daily Mail.
West Ham, who took their transfer window shopping spree to four new players after announcing they had agreed a deal for Ecuador's World Cup star Enner Valencia, are also interested in taking the defender to the Boleyn on a 12-month loan.
Jenkinson featured in all three of Arsenal's opening three games of last season after the north London club were hampered by injuries to Thomas Vermaelen and Laurent Koscielny.
In total he made 14 league appearances for Arsene Wenger's side and 22 in total.
Wenger is believed to want to retain Jenkinson as he looks to build a squad strong enough to compete on four fronts next season.
But with opportunities limited, Jenkinson might decide his future lies elsewhere.
Meanwhile, West Ham have left for a pre-season tour of New Zealand. Allardyce and his team will arrive in Auckland with a game against Wellington Phoenix first up next Wednesday.
The Hammers will conclude the tour by taking on Sydney FC, with skipper Kevin Nolan saying minutes are what matter for players getting fit for the new Premier League season.
"I've never done a full day's travelling before so it'll be interesting to see how we handle it," he said.
"But we're looking forward to seeing what New Zealand's all about. It's going to be great with the full houses for the games.
"The whole point of the pre-season is about hard work. We managed to get another game in on Wednesday when we all played 45 minutes. We'll top up with more minutes out there."