West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce has revealed the Hammers are set to complete the signing of Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson on loan.
The north London club saw their right-back Bacary Sagna leave the Emirates and join Manchester City on a free transfer. The Gunners signed Mathieu Debuchy from Newcastle United to replace the French international, while Arsene Wenger also landed Calum Chambers from Southampton this summer.
The arrival of Debuchy and Chambers has seen Jenksinon drop further down the pecking order. The Times had reported the 22-year-old is being linked with a loan move to West Ham and Hull City.
Allardyce is hoping the loan move for Jenkinson could be sealed in the next twenty four hours.
"We're interested in signing Carl Jenkinson on loan from Arsenal. I'm hoping it's going to be completed in the next twenty four hours. We're hoping it's all going to be OK," Allardyce told talkSPORT.
Meanwhile, Hull manager Steve Bruce has also confirmed the right-back is set to join West Ham on loan, despite interest from five or six clubs for his services. The Tigers boss says that Jenkinson is not interested in leaving London and that was the reason behind his decision to join the Hammers.
"There are about five or six clubs who would be interested in Carl Jenkinson. He's a very good player. We did show an interest in him. West Ham manager Sam [Allardyce] is in the box seat though because they are in London," Bruce told talkSPORT.
"When a really good young player comes out of Arsenal, or one of the big clubs, then the likes of Hull will always be looking at them. He's got the choice of five or six clubs. From what I understand Carl wants to stay in London."