Crystal Palace are on the verge of completing a £3 million permanent deal for Carl Jenkinson, reports The Sun.
The out-of-favour right-back has been linked with a move away from the Emirates due to his lack of first-team action this season, with Crystal Palace, Watford, Aston Villa, Swansea and West Ham among those keen on his services.
But newly appointed Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce, who had Jenkinson on loan when in charge of West Ham, now believes he could secure the England international on a long-term deal for as little as £3 million, although Arsenal may want more to allow him to leave.
The 24-year-old full-back has made just five appearances for Arsenal this season and has 18 months left on his current deal at the club.
Hector Bellerin is Arsene Wenger’s first choice in the right-back position, but even when the Spaniard was ruled out with injury, the Frenchman opted to play Gabriel over Jenkinson in the full-back slot.
Wenger has reportedly claimed that he is willing to let Jenkinson leave this month – on a loan or permanent deal – but Palace may have to offer more than the £3 million they are willing to pay for the right-back.