Earlier on Wednesday, we covered news from Italy regarding AS Roma’s interest in Ainsley Maitland-Niles.

The report came from Il Tempo, who explained that Arsenal were currently putting up ‘another wall’ around the midfielder, referring to the Gunners’ reluctance to negotiate for Granit Xhaka in the summer.

The London side would only let him go on a loan with an obligation to buy, which Roma don’t particularly want right now.

There is some good news for the Italians, however, and that comes from Corriere dello Sport Roma, who state they have found an ‘economic agreement’ with the player himself regarding a potential move at €2.5m/year net.

However, they ‘continue to work with Arsenal’ for the price of any future transfer, with the Serie A side ‘wanting to close at €10m while the Gunners want €15m’, meaning there’s a €5m gap between the two.

There would also be an up front fee, said to be €750k, with the move becoming permanent after a set amount of games played, believed to be between eight and 10.

Far more promising news, at least for AS Roma fans, that what Il Tempo were stating, but it’s clear there are some talks underway, but more work still needs to be done before this goes through.