Roma still awaiting Arsenal’s response on Maitland-Niles offer

Ainsley Maitland-Niles of Arsenal

The transfer market officially reopened today in Serie A and Roma are expected to be very active.

The Giallorossi want to give José Mourinho new reinforcements to help make a push for Champions League qualification—particularly in midfield.

One of the players being targeted by the capital club is Arsenal’s versatile 24 year-old midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles.

According to The Athletic, Roma recently submitted an offer to acquire the Englishman on loan until the end of the season with an option to make the deal permanent in summer.

However, their report claims that the Gunners haven’t responded to the capital club’s offer and there is a feeling that Arsenal are dragging their heels after initial progress in talks.

Roma are pushing to finalise the deal as soon as possible due to their congested upcoming fixture list, which includes showdowns against Milan and Juventus this week alone.

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