West Ham are expected to announce the arrival of Arsenal’s Carl Jenkinson within the next twenty four hours, according to talkSPORT.

The Hammers are hoping to complete a season-long loan move for the Gunners right-back to make him their sixth summer acquisition.

And Upton Park boss Sam Allardyce has confirmed that a deal for the youngster is edging closer.

He said: “We’re interested in signing Carl Jenkinson.

“I’m hoping it’s going to be completed in the next twenty four hours. We’re hoping it’s all going to be OK.”

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Jenkinson has turned down advances from Swansea, Hull City and Sunderland to ensure he stays in London.

Hull had offered Arsenal £3million to take the England international to the KC Stadium permanently, but the Gunners are only willing to allow the 22-year-old to leave on loan.

Jenkinson joins Mauro Zarate, Cheikhou Kouyate, Aaron Cresswell, Diego Poyet and Enner Valencia as West Ham’s new faces ahead of the new Premier League season.

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