AC Milan forward M’Baye Niang is hopeful of making a move to Newcastle United this month, turning down possible switches to Arsenal and Chelsea in the process, as reported by the Daily Express.
Both London clubs have been watching over Niang’s progress over the last few seasons.
While the 20 year old was at Caen, the duo both had bids turned down for him.
As a result, he made a £2.5 million move to Milan in 2012, but has failed to make an impact on the first team.
Niang’s agent met with Milan director Adriano Galliani yesterday to discuss his future at the club, and the Rossoneri are open to letting him move.
This has alerted both Arsenal and Chelsea to his availability, but reports in Italy suggest that Niang is set to move to north east giants Newcastle United.
The fact that the French under 21 international could join a number of compatriots at St James’ Park is said to have made a significant difference to his decision over which Premier League side to join.