Arsenal Roma talks over Ainsley Maitland-Niles hit £4.2m snag – report
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Arsenal Roma talks over Ainsley Maitland-Niles hit £4.2m snag - report

Arsenal midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles looks set to leave the Emirates Stadium in the January transfer window.

It looked as though the Gunners ace was Roma-bound.

Earlier this week, it was reported that the Maitland-Niles said yes to joining the Serie A side on an initial loan deal.

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The terms would potentially leave the door open to a permanent move to the Italian capital in the summer.

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And it seemed that Maitland-Niles was ready to complete the switch to Jose Mourinho’s side.

However, Calciomercato has now reported that talks have hit a stumbling block.

Arsenal will apparently only part company with Maitland-Niles on a loan deal with obligation to buy.

In addition, the Gunners reportedly won’t settle for less than 15m euro (£12.6m).

Meanwhile, Roma are apparently only willing to pay 10m euro (£8.4m) – a difference of £4.2m.

Wwhile the Giallorossi remain optimistic, this snag has curbed Tiago Pinto’s enthusiasm, added the report.

In addition, Arsenal could risk missing out on doing a deal with Roma.

The Italians have apparently got a Plan B in Eintracht Frankfurt’s Almamy Toure.

That said, several Premier League clubs are reportedly eyeing Maitland-Niles too.

So if the Roma deal falls through, Arsenal appear to have other options.

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