Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger’s hopes of signing AC Milan winger M’Baye Niang have been dashed, with reports in Gazzetta dello Sport revealing that the Italian giants are not ready to let go of the player anytime soon.
The 22 year old has been in fine form for Milan, with him making 16 appearances for them so far this season, scoring thrice and providing an equal number of assists. Additionally, despite being of Senegalese descent, he has represented his adopted country, France, at the Under 16, Under 17 and Under 21 levels till now.
Niang, who can ply his trade as a winger and a centre forward, has developed into an immensely promising attacker in recent seasons, which in turn has led to Wenger scouting him extensively. The Gunners are in need of a long term answer to their offensive needs, and the French player, on account of his young age and the kind of big stage experience that he possesses, has emerged as a potential target for the side.
The youngster, however, would not be an easy buy anytime soon, not just because of Milan’s unwillingness to sell him, but also due to the fact the he would have no dearth of suitors in the market, with the likes of West Ham United and Leicester City also taking a keen interest in signing him.