M’Baye Niang is leaving Milan on a permanent basis to go to Torino in a deal that is said to be worth €20 million plus bonuses; the Rossoneri are not expected to sign a replacement today.
Niang recently rejected a move to Spartak Moscow who had agreed a €22-23m fee with Milan and went on to say that he wants to be the one choosing where to go.
And M’Baye has chosen Torino as he wants to reunite with ex-Milan boss Sinisa Mihajlovic. Contacts between Fassone & Mirabelli and Cairo have taken place over the last few days and today – on the transfer deadline day – an agreement has been reached.
According to Sky Italia, Sportitalia and others, Torino have agreed a loan plus obligation to buy deal for Niang in a transfer that is said to be worth €20m including bonuses. This morning’s La Gazzetta dello Sport reported that Niang will earn just over €2m per season with the Granata.
As per Mauro Suma, with Niang gone and assuming Villarreal use their option on Carlos Bacca, Milan will have sold players this summer for around €70m. Yet, Milannews.it and Sky does not expect them to make any more signings, despite links to the likes of Rafinha and Jakub Jankto.
The transfer window shuts done for Italian teams at 23:00 CET tonight: this means they will not be able to sign more players, but they will be able to sell men to countries where the window is open.