Report: Allardyce could pursue Crystal Palace reunion with Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson in January

Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce

Crystal Palace could make a move for Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson.

According to the Daily Mail, Crystal Palace's new manager Sam Allardyce could lodge a move to reunite with Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson in January.

The Eagles moved to sack Alan Pardew last week, and quickly brought in Allardyce as his replacement, just months after he lost his job as England manager.

Crystal Palace manager Sam AllardyceCrystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce

Allardyce opened his Palace career with a 1-1 draw at Watford, and with the Eagles lying just two points clear of the relegation zone, Allardyce will be looking towards the January transfer window for reinforcements.

Now, the Daily Mail report that Palace could make a move for Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson, who worked under Allardyce at West Ham United during the 2014-15 season.

Arsenal's Carl Jenkinson in action with Southampton's Sofiane BoufalArsenal's Carl Jenkinson in action with Southampton's Sofiane Boufal

Jenkinson, 24, joined Arsenal from Charlton Athletic in 2011, and has so far made just 38 Premier League appearances for the club, with his future at the Emirates Stadium seemingly in some doubt.

The right back spent 18 months on loan at West Ham, but is behind Hector Bellerin in the Arsenal pecking order, and it's claimed that Arsenal are open to letting Jenkinson leave in January, either on loan permanently.

Palace are named as one club who could move for Jenkinson due to Allardyce's admiration of the player from their time together at West Ham, but the Hammers – who have problems at right back – could also move for him.

Allardyce does have options at right back, as the likes of Martin Kelly, Joel Ward and even James Tomkins can all play there, but Allardyce may take this opportunity to bring in Jenkinson in January.

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