Interest in teenager is increasing in Italy.
AC Milan starlet M’Baye Niang is attracting plenty of interest this summer, with Genoa hinting at a possible loan deal if he is available.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the 18-year-old is now on the radar of the Rossoblu following director of sport Daniele Delli Carri suggesting that the club would be interested in taking the youngster to the Marassi on loan.
“If Milan are willing to loan, then we are interested. We have wanted to sign Niang for a month now,” he is quoted as saying by the pink paper.
It follows on from comments made by Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani earlier this week, where he hinted at a possible exit but only after the club have played their two-leg Champions League qualifier next month.
With Robinho and Giampaolo Pazzini both out injured, it is understood that the Rossoneri are keen on keeping hold of Niang in case another option is required in pre-season, but their stance may change the closer they get to the new campaign.
Newcastle United have also been linked with an interest this summer, while Sampdoria remain a possibility too as Milan are still keen to acquire the other half of midfielder Andrea Poli’s registration.
Having signed him on a co-ownership deal this summer, Sampdoria still own the other 50% of the Italian international, although it is believed that they are willing to let him go if they receive Niang in return.
The explosive winger enjoyed an initially impressive start to life at San Siro, but faded during the season and is expected to fall down the pecking order over the next year with Mario Balotelli and Stephan El Shaarawy filling the two forward spots.