Saturday, 25th August, 2012
According to French radio station RMC, AC Milan have reached an agreement with Caen for 17-year-old striker M’Baye Niang.
Earlier in the week the Rossoneri’s determination to snap up the highly-rated youngster was revealed and it now appears the Italian giants have been engaged in intense negotiations with Caen.
Milan’s initial proposal for Niang is thought to have been a season-long loan for the forward, with the option to make his stay a permanent one at the end of the campaign for €3M.
Whether Caen have settled for this proposal or Milan have made a better offer still remains to be seen.
Niang spent time training with Arsenal earlier in the summer and sources in France indicated that Arsene Wenger’s men were keen on taking the 17-year-old permanently.
No agreement was reached with Caen though and Niang has started the new campaign with the Ligue 2 outfit.
Last season Niang appeared in 23 Ligue 1 games for the Normans, but was unable to prevent their relegation to the French second tier.