M’Baye Niang has attracted interest from Russia and Spartak want to reach an agreement with the player before making Milan an offer, while Nikola Kalinić has agreed personal terms but Fiorentina are making life hard.
Carlos Bacca will today have his Villarreal medical (loan plus option in a deal worth €18m in total), and it seems that M’Baye Niang could also be on the way out.
According to Gianluca Di Marzio of Sky Italia, Spartak Moscow have shown interest in the 22-year-old Frenchman. Di Marzio claims Massimo Carrera is ready to offer €18-20m for the services of Niang, but before making an official bid, Spartak want to have a deal with M’Baye.
At the start of the summer it seemed certain that Niang would leave but as the mercato progressed, Niang has found space on Vincenzo Montella’s team and the boss admitted that Niang, who played on loan at Watford last year, can stay as he has changed compared to how he was last season.
Meanwhile, Di Marzio also provided an update on Milan’s attempts to sign Fiorentina’s Kalinić. There is still a gap between the Diavolo offer and the demand of the Viola: Fiorentina have an offer from Everton worth €29m and so they want Milan to increase their offer of €25m plus bonuses. The issue of the method of payment also needs to be addressed. The player, however, only wants Milan.
It is said that Kalinić and the Rossoneri have agreed on a contract (most likely for four years) and the 29-year-old, if an agreement is reached with Fiorentina, would earn €3m per season, or €3.5m plus bonuses. It remains to be seen if Kalinić would be the last arrival of the summer.
Without Kalinić and with or without Niang, Milan face Shkëndija tomorrow (20:45 CET), and you can bet on the match online – before placing action make sure to research lines at Sportsbetting ag.