Colossal Sports Management believe a Wolves transfer for their client Ainsley Maitland-Niles is off, according to leaked Instagram DMs.

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 29: Joe Gomez of Liverpool battles for possession with Ainsley Maitland-Niles of Arsenal during the FA Community Shield final between Arsenal and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium on August 29, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Justin Tallis/ pool via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND: Joe Gomez of Liverpool battles for possession with Ainsley Maitland-Niles on August 29, 2020. (Photo by Justin Tallis/ pool via Getty Images)

Popular Wolves Instagram page Wanderers Weekly spoke to Colossal Sports Management about Ainsley Maitland-Niles this weekend, and the agency reportedly claimed the players transfer to Wolves is off.

In the screenshots posted on Twitter, CSM said: “I think it’s off pal (the move to Wolves). Arsenal priced them out.

“They have a valuation and now [due] to eng call ups and performances they are asking for more and [to be fair] to Wolves I think they are not about to let Arsenal bully them.”

For anyone unfamiliar with the situation as it stands, Arsenal rejected a £15m bid from Wolves last week. They also reportedly informed Newcastle United that they consider the player worth £25m.

The situation got even worse for potential buyers on Saturday. First, Maitland-Niles won the Man-of-the-Match award in the Community Shield. Then he got his first senior England call-up later that day.

The suggestion that Arsenal would be bullying Wolves by asking for £25m+ is a bit ridiculous. Maitland-Niles has a three-year contract, he’s playing well, he’s homegrown, he might be an England international within the fortnight. That’s what he’s worth.

Sky Sports are now reporting that Arsenal are looking into a new contract for the player.

If a club comes in with a major bid and an offer of regular football, I could still see the player leaving this summer. Arsenal have summer targets to pursue, and Maitland-Niles clearly wants games. But Wolves messing around with £15m bids will go nowhere.