The 22-year-old is still hoping to make it at the Premier League side.
And The Athletic reports that Maitland-Niles may believe it is time to move on.
He has played in only four of the last 12 games, totalling 70 minutes of action on the field.
Maitland-Niles has a contract until 2023.
The Englishman is hoping for a summer transfer or even a loan move to get his career back on the right track.