Crook delivers promising Southampton update on £16.2m-rated gem, Ralph badly needs him – opinion

According to journalist Alex Crook, Southampton are “still hopeful” of signing Arsenal’s Ainsley Maitland-Niles on transfer deadline day. The Gunners’ versatile ace has become one of the hottest properties in the Premier League over the past couple of days, with a number of teams seemingly interested in taking him on loan for the rest of the season. Reports had suggested the likes of West Brom and…