Arsenal are interested in acquiring young Milan sensation M’Baye Niang, according to the latest reports.
This morning’s edition of El Mundo Deportivo (via MilanNews) claims that Arsenal Coach Arsene Wenger has laid eyes on his countryman, who was one of the Rossoneri’s key performers last year before sustaining an injury in a car accident.
He would allegedly be a target for June, with Wenger and the Gunners unable to guarantee that Alexis Sanchez will stay, and with Olivier Giroud’s future also in the balance.
They are apparently convinced that they can persuade coach Vincenzo Montella, who has already let it be understood that Niang isn’t indispensable by playing Giacomo Bonaventura on the wing, to sell.
Niang isn’t untouchable, whether it’s because of his recent car accident or fears that the immature streak will return.
The 21-year-old hasn’t been performing of late, either. He hasn’t scored since mid-October, and his performances have mostly been below-part since then. He has a total of three Serie A goals this season, and has also provided two assists.
The Corriere dello Sport claimed earlier this month that Milan were ready to make a €20million offer for Lazio’s Keita Balde, with the long-term ambition of replacing Niang.