Arsenal in advanced talks for cash injection to fund Thomas Partey and Houssem Aouar transfers
Arsenal transfer news takes a closer look at what selling Ainsley Maitland-Niles to Wolves could mean for the club's pursuit of Thomas Partey and Houssem Aouar
Wolves are reportedly closing in on a deal for Arsenal's Ainsley Maitland-Niles.
According to Sky Sports, there have been positive talks between the two clubs over a permanent deal for the Gunners' academy graduate, and a transfer could be finalised this week.
In addition, various reports states that the north London outfit could receive £20million for the utility player.
The 22-year-old is clearly highly-rated by Gunners head coach Mikel Arteta and could turn out to be a brilliant signing for Wolves.
"Absolutely, [he was magnificent. And I was sure about that with the way he’s training, the way he’s changed his mentality and his mindset," Arteta told reporters after the FA Cup semi-final win over Manchester City. "He has everything, he has great qualities, I believe in him.
"I had to give him opportunities and today he took it with both arms. He had a really good performance."
With that said, it's safe to say this imminent transfer has not been met with the greatest reception from a number of Arsenal fans, but the cash injection could be very useful.
Following the arrival of Willian as well as being close to announcing a deal for defender Gabriel Magalhaes, Mikel Arteta is now expected to reshape his Arsenal midfield during the summer transfer window.
Jori Press understands the Gunners want to stiffen their central midfield with the signing of Atletico Madrid's Thomas Partey, as the Ghanaian international seen as the perfect player to add some dynamism to the side.
In addition, a creative midfielder is also on Arteta's radar.