According to The Mirror, Sunderland tabled an offer to Arsenal for right back Carl Jenkinson - but the West Ham loanee's injury has scuppered the deal.
The Black Cats have now made four new signings during this month's transfer window, as goalkeeper Steve Harper, defenders Lamine Kone and Jan Kirchhoff, as well as striker Dame N'Doye have all arrived at the Stadium of Light.
With manager Sam Allardyce looking to keep the club in the top flight, he may still want more new additions to aid the fight against relegation - but Carl Jenkinson won't be one of them.
The Mirror report that Sunderland made an offer to Arsenal in a bid to land Jenkinson, despite him currently being on loan with Premier League rivals West Ham United.
However, Jenkinson suffered a season-ending injury against Manchester City on Saturday evening, meaning Sunderland had to abandon that pursuit - but they are allegedly turning their attention to another Arsenal right back in Mathieu Debuchy.
Given that West Ham just signed right back Sam Byram from Leeds United, West Ham may well have allowed Jenkinson to go back to Arsenal before moving on to Sunderland, but now Allardyce must cast his search for a right back elsewhere.
Summer signing Adam Matthews has made just one Premier League appearance since signing from Celtic, whilst Tottenham loanee DeAndre Yedlin also appears to be out of favour, so it's no surprise to see Allardyce targeting a new right back ahead of next week's transfer deadline.
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