Arsenal midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles is close to joining Roma, a report from Calciomercato claims.
The England international has struggled for regular game time this term, and he is eager to pursue a fresh challenge.
Roma tried to sign Granit Xhaka earlier this year, and it is now claimed that they are keen on landing Maitland-Niles.
The Giallorossi want to sign him on an initial loan deal with an option to buy for around £8.5 million next summer.
The Gunners are ready to sanction the deal despite the fact that they will be missing key players in midfield next month.
If Maitland-Niles leaves, the club would be left with Granit Xhaka and Albert Lokonga as the senior central midfielders.
They have been heavily linked with Lille’s Renato Sanches.