West Ham United have made an enquiry over a potential deal to make Carl Jenkinson’s loan move permanent with Arsenal demanding £12million for a deal to go through, Daily Mail reports.
The 22-year-old has already featured in 20 Premier League matches this season following his loan to join the Hammers after he was continuously left out of the starting line up under Arsene Wenger.
His form for Sam Allardyce has now made him a target to make a complete switch to Upton Park, but it is currently being halted due to the Gunners high demands for his transfer.
Jenkinson will surely be keen on a permanent move because at the Emirates last season, he only made a total of 22 appearances and has revealed that he was often feeling frustrated about his lack of first team football.
He said: “I didn’t want to have another season sitting on the bench.
“It was starting to drive me up the wall a little bit, I wanted to get out and play football, and I’ve realised that I’m happiest when I’m playing regular football.
“I didn’t want to go on loan to a team that was just going to kick the ball long. I wanted to go to a team where I was going to learn and improve and I think I’m definitely doing that here at West Ham.”
Despite a very impressive campaign so far, Allardyce is still unsure whether the club can provide him with the necessary funds to strengthen his squad as he awaits the final say from the board.