By William Joyce
Hull City have agreed a €4 million deal with Arsenal for defender Carl Jenkinson, Goal understands.
The 22-year-old has been told he has no future at the Emirates Stadium, with Mathieu Debuchy set to be first choice right-back following his arrival from Newcastle, while Southampton defender Calum Chambers is on the verge of completing a switch to north London.
West Ham are Jenkinson's preferred destination and Sam Allardyce's side could yet hijack the deal if they come up with the cash in the next couple of days.
Sunderland and Swansea are also interested but it is Hull that are the frontrunners for the England Under-21 defender ahead of the start of their Europa League campaign, which kicks off on Thursday against Slovakian minnows FK Dukla Trencin.
Jenkinson, who made his England debut in 2012 but has struggled to become a regular in Arsene Wenger's first-team set-up at Arsenal, is now set to discuss personal terms with Hull, with Steve Bruce confident of tying up a deal within the next 48 hours.
The former Charlton Athletic defender will be the Tigers' fourth signing of the summer window, with Jake Livermore, Robert Snodgrass and Tom Ince having all arrived ahead of the 2014-15 campaign.
Sheffield United defender Harry Maguire could also join in the coming days, with the League One side confiming on Monday that they have accepted a bid from Bruce's side for the 21-year-old.