The Arsenal full-back looked set to move to Hull City in a £3 million transfer, but the 22-year-old wants to stay in London and the Gunners have sanctioned a temporary moveBy William Joyce
Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson is set to turn down a move to Hull City and seal a loan switch to West Ham United, Goal understands.
Hull made a £3 million bid for the right-back, which the Hammers were not willing to match.
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And Hull boss Steve Bruce has admitted defeat in the race for the full-back, telling Talksport: “I think there was about five or six clubs who would be interested in Carl Jenkinson. He’s a very, very good player.
“I think Sam [Allardyce] is in the box seat, because of being in London.
“It was someone who we showed an interest [in]. But when a really good young player comes out of Arsenal, or one of the big clubs, then a club like ours will always be looking at them.
“He’s got about five or six [clubs] to choose from but from what I understand he wants to stay in London.”
Goal understands Jenkinson still believes he has a future at the Emirates Stadium, despite the summer arrival of £8m France international Mathieu Debuchy from Newcastle United.
Meanwhile, 19-year-old defender Calum Chambers has also moved to north London from Southampton in a deal worth £16m.
West Ham boss Sam Allardyce is a big fan of Jenkinson and will be delighted to have beaten Steve Bruce to the full-back's signature.
Jenkinson, 22, left Charlton for Arsenal in 2011 as a teenager but has failed to hold down a regular first team place at the Emirates.