Express claims M’baye Niang’s agent has revealed AC Milan have rejected offers from English clubs for the forward’s signature. M’baye Niang was reportedly shown round Arsenal’s London Colney training ground just before he chose AC Milan ahead of the gunners some few years back.
The report goes further to suggest the Premier League teams are believed to be Arsenal and Chelsea, as they have been monitoring the player’s progress since failing to lure him away from the San Siro in 2012. A tad bizarre, we reckon!
The 20-year old French player has not really cut it at Milan, scoring once in 38 appearances for the Serie A side. However, the Rossonneris are now reluctant to let him leave following his impressive outing for Genoa last term, netting five times in fourteen outings for the club.
Moussa Ndiaye who represents Niang has now confirmed, while admitting that there was also offers from France and Italy, there were also interests from England.
“There were interests from England, and also from France and Italy. They were rejected by Milan and Niang is still here,” said the agent.
Meanwhile, that Arsenal could be keen on Niang is highly debatable considering his abysmally poor performances so far in the Serie A. The Gunners’ search for a top class forward would not limit them to a player like Niang. To be fair, the reports linking the Gunners and even Chelsea to the Milan forward is spurious and a merely-invented rumour.
Meanwhile, Arsenal are reportedly closing in on £8.5million-rated Fernando Llorente, with Juventus ready to sell the former Athletico Bilbao ace having fallen the pecking order at the Turin-based side.