Tottenham continue to maintain their interest in signing Ainsley Maitland-Niles, who is possibly up for sale at Arsenal this summer.
Ainsley Maitland-Niles is one of at least four players that Mikel Arteta wants to keep but Arsenal will try to sell to raise funds this summer. Now that Raul Sanllehi has gone, Arteta might get to keep Maitland-Niles, but nobody is really sure what will happen.
The 22-year-old, who has been with Arsenal since he was six, made it clear that he would be off this summer if he didn’t get more playing time. That prompted Mikel Arteta to put him in the starting lineup, even playing the Academy graduate in the FA Cup final against Chelsea.
West Ham, Crystal Palace and Fulham are also reportedly, interested along with an unnamed Bundesliga side, according to Sky Sports.
Brighton were also said to be interested but Maitland-Nile’s price is proving prohibitive.
It remains to be seen if the life-long Arsenal man, who has been at the club for 13 years, would be prepared to play for Jose Mourinho at Tottenham, but wherever he ends up, it seems highly unlikely Arsenal will get the £30m they want for him.