Carl Jenkinson 'not worried' despite speculation surrounding his Upton Park future

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West Ham United right back Carl Jenkinson is trying to ignore speculation surrounding his future.

West Ham United defender Carl Jenkinson has told the London Evening Standard that he is 'not worried' amid speculation surrounding his future.

Jenkinson, 23, is currently on a season-long loan deal at Upton Park, but with the end of the campaign in sight, Jenkinson is set to return to parent club Arsenal.

The one-cap England international has been superb for West Ham this season, producing a number of outstanding displays, with many wondering whether he deserves an international recall.

Additionally, speculation is rife about his future. The Daily Mail reported on Saturday that West Ham were keen to pay up to £10m in order to keep Jenkinson on a permanent basis, but has also lined up Liverpool's out of contract right back Glen Johnson as an alternative.

Their doubts over Jenkinson staying may be caused by a report from The Sun last week, which suggested that Liverpool were eyeing up a summer move for Jenkinson as a replacement for the aforementioned Johnson.

With Jenkinson's future currently uncertain, the right back has told the London Evening Standard that he isn't currently thinking about his future, and is only trying to help West Ham get out of a poor run of form which has seen them win just twice in 2015.

"I am just concentrating on doing my very best for the team and getting the results we need. I am not worried about anything else," said Jenkinson.

West Ham fans will be hoping that Jenkinson stays with the club, and whilst being in London may help from a proximity standpoint, Jenkinson may be tempted by a move to Liverpool if the Reds can somehow get into the Champions League again.

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