Milan’s Niang could be on his way to the Premier League.
Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are on alert as AC Milan starlet M’Baye Niang could be sold this summer after a difficult time in Italy, according to talkSPORT.
Niang joined Milan in the summer of 2012, but managed just one goal in 33 matches for the Serie A team in his 18 months and became a marginal figure at the San Siro.
As a result the 19-year-old was shipped out on-loan to Montpellier in January and has seen his fortunes improve with four goals and two assists in 16 appearances.
Whilst this is hardly prolific many think the young Frenchman has real potential and there are several interested suitors for the forward.
However, whilst Montpellier are keen on signing Niang permanently they cannot afford Milan’s asking price and club president Louis Nicollin has admitted they probably won’t be able to acquire the teenager.
“We will meet with Milan to talk about Niang because he is too expensive,” Nicollin said.
This would not be a problem for the richer Premier League sides however, with the north London rivals leading the chase from England.
The Gunners have a history of buying up young, French talent and then developing them into top-class stars and this may appeal to Niang.
Tottenham meanwhile are just as desperate for support in attack and that would mean any new signing is likely to get plenty of game time.
Either way it may not be too long until English fans see Niang strutting his stuff in the top tier.
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