Sunderland agree loan deal for Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson – reports

Sunderland are reported to have provisionally agreed a deal to sign Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson on loan.

The Black Cats have been linked with the full-back as Dick Advocaat looks to bolster his defensive options.

Jenkinson, on duty with England Under-21s, spent last season on loan at West ham United, and the Hammers and Southampton are both keen on the player.

The two clubs could offer Jenkinson European football next season, but Sunderland appear to have stolen a march on their rivals by agreeing a £1.5million fee to take the right-back for the next 12 months.

Carl Jenkinson

Carl Jenkinson