West Ham will not be pursuing Carl Jenkinson for a third loan spell and at the price wanted by Arsenal will cold shoulder any move to bring him to the club permanently.
The Hammers paid a loan fee of £1.5 million and wages of around £40k for a player who signed a new deal with his parent club before arriving at Upton Park for a second loan spell this term.
The Gunners want around £8m – £10 million should a club move in to sign him but that club will not be West Ham United.
However, with defensive reinforcements having arrived at the club the manager will not be rushing into the January transfer window but instead will rely on what he got.
James Tomkins has performed admirably at eight back when pressed into service in the position and Joey O’Brien, despite being down the pecking order, is also available in emergencies.
We were told: “There’s eight months for us to find a right back as we reckon we are okay for the rest of the season. However, there’s always a chance somebody might became available in the winter so we keep an open mind.
“Jenks is a top player but it’s obviously going to be difficult to do a deal at the sort of figures Arsenal are probably looking at so we will be looking all over.”