MILAN ARE interested in taking M’Baye Niang on loan with option but Caen want €5m, reports suggest.
Silvio Berlusconi said Milan will be investing in quality youth and according to reports in the peninsula, Milan are close to getting the highly-rated Ligue 2 Stade Malherbe Caen forward Niang this summer.
Niang is not 18 yet and has attracted interest from all over Europe with Manchester City and Arsenal showing a great deal of interest. However, Milan appear to have been negotiating for him for a while now.
M’Baye, who is a France Under 21 player, visited Milanello last week and admitted that Milan is a club that interests him a lot. Niang had a trial at Arsenal in July but Milan hope to beat competition for his signature. Caen want €5 million for the player but Milan are more interested in a loan with option to buy next year.
The Italian media – including La Gazzetta dello Sport, il Corriere dello Sport and Mediaset are all reporting of Milan’s big interest in the player, who in today’s newspapers has been called the New Thierry Henry.