Arsenal midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles will reportedly make the move to Roma in the next 48 hours.
The England international is eager to leave the Gunners this month amid his lack of regular first-team football.
Roma have already lodged a loan approach, and ESPN claims that he could be granted permission to join them soon.
Despite this, it appears they are prepared to sanction a loan deal. The agreement won’t include any buy option.
Should the loan move go through, it won’t come as a surprise if the Gunners land a replacement within a short notice.
They have been heavily linked with Lille’s Renato Sanches, who could be available for around £35 million this month.
Paris Saint-Germain’s Georginio Wijnaldum could also be another suitable target. He could be prised away on a temporary deal.