Reports claim Roma are ‘in talks’ with Arsenal over the possibility of signing Arsenal midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles on loan this winter.The 24-year-old is, once again, finding game time hard to come by at the Emirates. The versatile midfielder has made only two Premier League starts among eight appearances. He has played three times in the EFL Cup and will hope to feature when the Gunners face Liverpool in the semi-finals.
However, he may not be at the club. ESPN are reporting that the Italian club’s sporting director Tiago Pinto has already spoken to Arsenal about Maitland-Niles.
And the Londoner is ‘open to the move’, with the Giallorossi looking for a loan with option to buy deal. Dialogue has begun on a potential four-year permanent deal if all parties agree in the summer.
But a fee for that part of the deal has yet to be agreed. Capped f …