Tottenham are plotting an audacious swoop for Ainsley Maitland-Niles from arch-rivals Arsenal.

Transfers between the two north London rivals are rare - but when they have occurred they've caused huge controversy, most notably Sol Campbell's switch from White Hart Lane to Highbury in 2001.

And Spurs are understood to be monitoring Maitland-Niles' situation at the Emirates Stadium this summer as they look to bolster at right-back.