Date: 20th January 2017 at 8:07pm
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Crystal Palace have reportedly failed to agree personal terms with England international defender Carl Jenkinson, according to the guardian.

The Premier League side, who currently sit just one place above the top-flight’s relegation zone after last weekend’s 3-0 defeat at West Ham United, have been heavily linked with landing the Arsenal full-back this month.

The 24-year-old, who has one international cap for the Three Lions after making his England debut against Sweden back in November 2012, has made just five appearances in all competitions for the Gunners so far this season.

Jenkinson, who arrived at the Emirates Stadium back in June 2011 following his switch from League One outfit Charlton Athletic, has also enjoyed two successful loan spells at West Ham during his career in North London.

However, the report suggests the Eagles have postponed their pursuit of the right-back after refusing to meet his improved wage demands, despite agreeing a £7m fee for the player earlier this week.

Jenkinson is understood to be earning £40,000-a-week with the Gunners, with Sam Allardyce’s side willing to match that wage, though the player wants improved terms compared to his current deal if he seals a switch to Selhurst Park.

Palace’s failure to agree personal terms could open the door for Premier League rivals Watford and West Brom, who are also keen on the defender’s services this January transfer window.

 
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