Arsenal reject Wolves’ bid of below £20m for Ainsley Maitland-Niles

first_img Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 26 Aug 2020 9:55 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.8kShares Maitland-Niles claimed his first piece of silverware with the FA Cup win (Picture: Getty Images)As Arteta plots his summer overhaul, there are many in the squad that could make way to raise funds for further incoming signings.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe Gunners have a plethora of defenders on their books, with Hector Bellerin, Cedric Soares and the injured Calum Chambers all able to play in the right-back position, where Maitland-Niles has mostly been deployed.According to the Athletic’s David Ornstein, Wolves tested the waters with an offer below £20 million for Maitland-Niles, which was swiftly rejected by Arsenal as they are looking for a higher price.Other interested parties are circling, with two clubs in Germany said to be preparing to launch bids for the England youth international.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalMaitland-Niles’ versatility is a great asset, with the Gunners academy product able to play at right-back, left-back and in midfield.Despite the rumours surrounding his future, he featured in Arsenal’s 4-1 win over MK Dons on Tuesday, their first pre-season friendly match ahead of the upcoming 2020/21 campaign.MORE: Arsenal rebuff Monaco approach for Emile Smith Rowe with Mikel Arteta keen to work with midfielderMORE: Arsenal in the running to sign Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare with Manchester United also interestedFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and InstagramFor more stories like this, check our sport page Comment Advertisement The defender has attracted much interest (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal have reportedly rebuffed Wolves’ offer of below £20 million for defender Ainsley Maitland-Niles, with other clubs also lining up bids.The 22-year-old joined Arsenal’s academy at the age of six and has risen through the ranks, becoming a key part of Mikel Arteta’s first team squad.Despite some early concerns over his work rate when the ex-Manchester City coach first took the job, Maitland-Niles stormed back to play pivotal roles in FA Cup wins over Manchester City in the semis and again in the final against Chelsea. Arsenal reject Wolves’ bid of below £20m for Ainsley Maitland-Niles Advertisementlast_img

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