Allardyce hopeful of taking Arsenal player on loan in next 24 hours

West Ham United look to be closing in on a loan move for Arsenal full-back Carl Jenkinson.

West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce has confirmed he is interested in bringing Arsenal right-back Carl Jenkinson to Upton Park.

In an exclusive interview with Talk Sport on Wednesday morning, the Hammers boss suggested a deal could even be completed in the next day.

“We’re interested in signing Carl Jenkinson on loan from Arsenal,” Allardyce said. “I’m hoping it’s going to be completed in the next twenty-four hours. We’re hoping it’s all going to be okay.”

Jenkinson’s short-term future was in doubt following the arrivals of Mathieu Debuchy and Calum Chambers at the Emirates Stadium.

The 22-year-old had previously acted as cover to the now-departed Bacary Sagna, but suddenly there were two new right-backs ahead of him in the pecking order at Arsenal and game-time was likely to be hard to come by.

A number of Premier League clubs have been linked with the player already this summer, with Hull City boss Steve Bruce admitting he had discussed the prospect of bringing Jenkinson to the Tigers.

But it seems the full-back could be remaining in London, with West Ham potentially sealing an impressive loan deal ahead of the new campaign.

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