Report: West Ham United want Carl Jenkinson to force through move this summer

West Ham United have been impressed by Arsenal right-back Carl Jenkinson's performance so far this season.

West Ham United are hoping that Carl Jenkinson forces through a permanent move to the Boleyn Ground when he returns to Arsenal this summer, according to the Daily Mail

The Hammers have made enquiries about signing Jenkinson this month, but they are unwilling to part with the £12 million that Arsenal are asking for at this moment in time, claims The Daily Mail.

As a result, a transfer in the summer looks far more likely, and West Ham are hoping that Jenkinson will tell the Gunners of his desire to leave.

Doing so may be a wrench for the 22-year-old, who was a boyhood fan of the side, but his development would arguably be better served with Sam Allardyce's side.

Jenkinson looks unlikely to break into Arsenal's first-team - with Mathieu Debuchy, Calum Chambers and Hector Bellerin all ahead of him in the pecking order for the right-back berth - but he is a key player for West Ham. 

The England international has already made 22 appearances for the Hammers, where he has established his place in the starting line-up, and this total is only set to increase by the end of the season.

Allardyce has identified Jenkinson as a player who he can plan his team around for the years to come, and he is probably hoping that he leaves Arsenal with no choice but to agree to compromise and sell him. 

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