Report: Crystal Palace to make £3m move for Arsenal's Carl Jenkinson

General view of Selhurst Park

Crystal Palace are hoping to beat a host of sides to the signature of Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson.

Crystal Palace boss Sam Allardyce is hoping to win the race to land Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson by making a bid to sign him on a permanent basis, The Sun reports.

According to The Sun, the Eagles were among a host of clubs looking to secure the 24-year-old's signature during the January transfer window, including West Ham, Aston Villa and Watford.

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

And while Palace had initially wanted to sign the full-back on loan until the end of the season, The Sun suggests that Sam Allardyce is considering making a £3 million bid to sign him permanently. 

However, while Jenkinson has barely featured for the Gunners this season, and has spent a large portion of his time at the Emirates out on loan, The Sun adds that Crystal Palace may need to make a bigger offer if they hope to convince Arsene Wenger to give a deal the green light.

Crystal Palace manager Sam AllardyceCrystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce

With Palace's position in the Premier League table still precarious, it is not a surprise to see Allardyce turn to players he already knows as he looks to mastermind their move away from the bottom three.

Jenkinson spent a season working under the Palace boss when he was in charge of West Ham, so he may feel confident that he can get the best out of him if he moved to Selhurst Park.

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