Hammers near Jenkinson loan

West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce has confirmed that the club are close to completing a loan deal for Arsenal right-back Carl Jenkinson.

The 22-year-old’s future has been up in the air after the Gunners spent around £28 million on Mathieu Debuchy and Calum Chambers for that position.

And Allardyce says the Hammers are close to tying up a loan deal as the manager looks to bolster his squad with more young talent.

“We’ve been interested in these last couple of days in signing Carl Jenkinson on loan from Arsenal and I hope it’s going to be completed in the next 24 hours, so we hope that’s going to be okay,” he told talkSPORT.

“I think we’ve gone out and tried to improve the strength and depth of the squad.

“We’ve tried to go a little younger, which I think is important today because they can be with the club for a time.

“We have brought in young Cheikhou Kouyate from Anderlecht and Aaron Cresswell from Ipswich who was the PFA left-back of the season for the Championship, so he’s a good young prospect.

“We’ve also brought in Mauro Zarate from Argentina who scored 18 goals last year, so we have different dynamics in the front-line.”

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