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Ainsley Maitland-Niles: Wolves’ opening £15m bid rejected by Arsenal | Football News

Maitland-Niles is open to a potential move but Arsenal want at least £20m

Last Updated: 26/08/20 2:33pm

Ainsley Maitland-Niles started in Arsenal’s pre-season win over MK Dons on Tuesday

Wolves have had an opening bid of £15m for Ainsley Maitland-Niles rejected by Arsenal.

Talks between the clubs are ongoing and Wolves are expected to go back in with a higher offer, with Arsenal thought to want at least £20m.

Maitland-Niles, who started for Arsenal in the 4-1 pre-season victory over MK Dons on Tuesday, is open to a potential move.

Wolves manager Nuno Espírito Santo is keen to strengthen both his central midfield and full-back options and the versatile 22-year-old fits the bill on both counts.

The need for reinforcements has intensified after defender Jonny Otto was sidelined for between six and nine months after injuring his anterior cruciate ligament in Wolves’…