Rossoneri still linked with move for Keisuke Honda this summer.
AC Milan striker M’Baye Niang says he hopes to prove himself worthy of the club, amid speculation suggesting reinforcements may arrive.
The 18-year-old made 20 league appearances for the club last season but failed to find the target aside from a solitary strike in the Coppa Italia, and rumours have surfaced this summer suggesting the club would be open to allowing him to leave.
Newcastle United have been credited with an interest, as have Genoa, but their city rivals Sampdoria arguably lead the race given that Milan would be keen on acquiring the other half of midfielder Andrea Poli’s registration.
Nevertheless, vice-president Adriano Galliani recently suggested that the youngster will not leave prior to the Champions League qualifiers given the current injury situation at Milan.
However, he seemingly left the door open to a departure thereafter, but Niang is desperate to prove himself at San Siro.
“I’m happy at Milan and I want to stay,” the former Caen striker told L’Equipe as reported by Football Italia. “I know what I can give to the team and I don’t fear the competition for places.
“I can play as a striker, on the left or right, I’ll play wherever Coach Massimiliano Allegri needs me. I know that I have the qualities to make an impact with this club.”
Meanwhile, the competition for places is likely to heat up before the end of the summer as the Rossoneri continue their respective pursuits of Keisuke Honda and Adem Ljajic.
The Japanese international appears more likely to join the club on a free transfer in January as negotiations with CSKA have stalled, while Milan have had an initial €8m bid for Ljajic rejected by Fiorentina.