Bruce had also been keen on the fullback.
"There are about five or six clubs who would be interested in Carl Jenkinson," he told talkSPORT. "He's a very good player. We did show an interest in him.
"West Ham manager Sam [Allardyce] is in the box seat though because they are in London.
"When a really good young player comes out of Arsenal, or one of the big clubs, then the likes of Hull will always be looking at them.
"He's got the choice of five or six clubs. From what I understand Carl wants to stay in London."
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