The agent of AC Milan’s M’Baye Niang has apparently met with Newcastle who are interested in signing the forward during the January transfer window.
Niang, who signed for Milan in 2012 after heavy interest from a number of Premier League clubs, is available on a permanent deal with Milan preferring to get him off their books completely rather than send him out on loan.
With interest in the player from other clubs, including Udinese, Newcastle face a bit of a fight to land the 20 year-old but if they decide to take him permanently it would put them ahead of the Italian side who merely want him on loan.
Making his professional debut at just 16, Niang has been called a ‘phenomenon’ but his time in Italy has not gone as many would have hoped.
AC Milan’s vice president, Adriano Galliani, is expected to ‘take stock of the situation’ on Wednesday although what that means is not quite clear.