AINSLEY MAITLAND-NILES has been targeted by Leicester, Southampton and Burnley as Mikel Arteta shakes up his Arsenal squad.
Premier League rivals are again queuing up for the versatile England star, 23, after he opted to join now-relegated West Brom on loan in January,
Prem rivals are again chasing Arsenal’s adaptable star Ainsley Maitland-NilesCredit: Getty
Ainsley Maitland-Niles failed to earn a regular Arsenal place last term, spending the second half of the campaign with doomed West BromCredit: Getty
England defender Ben White is the likeliest next arrival, with Arsenal poised to accept Brighton’s £50million valuation.
And all that incoming activity means Maitland-Niles might be tempted to move on after his Emirates career stalled over the past 12 months.
Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl is a long-term admirer, having reportedly attempted to borrow the Londoner in the last transfer window.
And the Austrian is also keen on adaptable players like the five-cap ace.
Maitland-Niles says his favourite position is central midfield, but he has been regularly fielded at full-back
Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers is understood to be tracking him, mainly due to his defensive abilities out wide.
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Rodgers has already brought in Southampton left-back Ryan Bertrand this summer.
Burnley too are said to have shown an interest.
And Newcastle were among a string of Prem clubs who monitored his situation in January before be moved to West Brom.