Hull City have confirmed they’re interested in taking Carl Jenkinson on loan when the January transfer window opens.
Boss Mike Phelan wants to boost his defensive options as the Tigers look set for a relegation scrap in the second half of the season, and he’s targetted the Arsenal man as a way of doing that.
However, he’s not the only one making enquiries.
“He’s been spoken about but there are a few others in the hat for Carl,” he said.
“I would love him to come here. I’ve spoken to staff at Arsenal and I’ve been encouraged by it.
“But I realise that there are other clubs interested in Carl. That’s where we’re at, nothing definite has gone ahead.”
The 24 year old has had a difficult time since coming back from a cruciate knee ligament injury, and was unable to hold down a place even in the absence of Hector Bellerin.
It looks like a loan spell ahead of permanent departure in the summer is where it’s at for him. Let’s see what happens.
The desire of Mathieu Debuchy to leave in January also complicates matters, as he revealed his relationship with Arsene Wenger is little more than cursory these days.