Arsenal transfers: Sam Allardyce discusses Carl Jenkinson future
Sam Allardyce isn't planning to make a decision on Carl Jenkinson's future any time soon
Sam Allardyce has confirmed that no decision will be made on the future of Arsenal loanee Carl Jenkinson until the summer.
The full-back has been in superb form this season, prompting speculation as to whether Arsene Wenger may be willing to sell the England under-21 international in the summer.
Jenkinson is reported to command a £12m, but Allardyce was quick to dismiss this suggesting that it is merely speculation at this point.
“Who told you that? A paper? Who told that paper?” Allardyce is qouoted as saying by London24.
“I read in the paper that they only wanted £4m. It is all about speculation at this stage. Everyone is speculating on price and when the deal can be done.”
Jenkinson has thrived following his loan move to the Hammers after he had been left frustrated by a lack of opportunities at Arsenal.
And Allardyce remained coy on talk of signing Jenkinson on a permanent basis and stressed he is still unsure about whether Arsenal would be willing to let him go.
“When the season is over we will look at the players here, who are out of contract and on loan and then decide.
“There has been no discussion with Arsenal about if he is available or what price.”
Jenkinson has played a vital role in the joint-fifth best defensive record in the Premier League and has also contributed two assists to the cause.
The Hammers are due to face Bristol City on Sunday in the FA Cup, a competition Jenkinson will want to win after missing out on Arsenal’s triumph last season against Hull City.