Wolves look set to end their pursuit of Ainsley Maitland Niles as they believe Arsenal want to keep the player, according to Sky Sports.
Ainsley Maitland Niles’ future has been the subject of much interest in the last month. It was reported that the Gunners would listen to offers for him this summer and look to sell him for between 20 and 25 million.
Wolves were the club that showed the most interest in the player and had an opening bid of 15 million rejected by the North London side. It was believed that Nuno Espirito Santo’s side would return with an improved offer for the 23 year old but it looks like this will not be the case.
The Arsenal academy graduate had a memorable day yesterday. He put in a man of the match performance in the North London club’s victory over Liverpool in the Community Shield and then received his first call up to the senior England squad.
On the back of that memorable day for Maitland Niles, it looks like Arsenal are now looking into offering the player a new contract. The Englishman has three years remaining on his current deal. The Gunners seem to be performing a U-turn on the 23 year old’s future and will look to retain him this summer.
As revealed by Gooner Talk in June, the player appointed prominent British agent Aidy Ward, who represents players like Raheem Sterling and Alex Oxlade Chamberlain, as his new representative.
Many speculated that this move indicated that the player wanted to secure a move away from Arsenal. Maitland Niles, however, confirmed after yesterday’s game that he was an Arsenal player until told otherwise.
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