West Ham United are hopeful of signing defender Carl Jenkinson on a permanent deal, despite him signing a new contract at parent club Arsenal in the summer. After a season-long loan spell at Upton Park last season, West Ham brought the 23-year-old back to the club this season where he has started seven games, making the right-back slot in Slaven Bilic's side his own.
With Hector Bellerin and Mathieu Debuchy ahead of Jenkinson in the pecking order at the Emirates, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger allowed the player to leave – but only after he signed a new five-year deal, with the Gunners boss having said earlier in the summer he did not want to lose the player.
But West Ham co-chairman David Gold is confident his club can change Wenger's mind, telling his Twitter followers he is hopeful of securing permanent deals for at least two of the clubs current loan players.
The Hammers could also eye a permanent move for winger Victor Moses, another player who has excelled since arriving in east London. Like Jenkinson, he too signed a new deal at his parent club before making his move, penning a new-four year deal at Chelsea before moving across London. The Nigeria international has spent the past two seasons on loan away from the Blues, however, having seldom been part of first-team plans since his arrival from Wigan Athletic in 2012.
Argentine Manuel Lanzini is another to have delivered an instant impact following his arrival to West Ham. The 22-year-old, on loan from United Arab Emirates side Al Jariza Club, has scored twice so far this season and Gold recently revealed the club have the option to buy him outright in the summer of 2016.
Alex Song is the other player to have joined on a temporary deal. West Ham brought the Cameroon international back to the club from Barcelona after impressing last season but he has not yet made an appearance this term after undergoing ankle surgery in August.