West Ham say they’re still hopeful of signing Carl Jenkinson on loan for the second successive season, despite reports that the right back is on his way to Sunderland.
The England international made 36 appearances for the Hammers last season, but still finds himself behind Hector Bellerin and Mathieu Debuchy for a place in the Arsenal side.
However, despite that, Arsene Wenger still appears to want to retain the former Charlton man and is looking for another season long loan spell rather than a sale.
Having had him at Upton Park already, West Ham chairman David Gold is hopeful they can bring him back for another season.
Asked by TalkSPORT if the Arsenal man was a target, he said, “Of course. We’re working very hard to try and get Carl back into the squad.”
Last month it was reported that a £2m loan fee had been agreed with Sunderland, but as a London boy West Ham would probably suit him better.
It’s down to the clubs now to try and work something out.