Over the past month, Arsenal have been repeatedly linked with a move for M’Baye Niang, and it doesn’t seem like the claims are going away yet.
On Tuesday, Tuttomercatoweb has an article on the situation and claims Nice have made an approach to loan the player from Torino.
The French club were knocked back because Torino would much prefer a permanent sale and are looking to get €15m for the 23 year old forward.
Arsenal and Bordeaux are both said to have ‘asked for information’ about signing the player ‘recents weeks’, and if TMW are correct they’ll have been told the asking price is €15m.
For Arsenal especially, that’s a very achievable transfer fee should their interest be genuine.
Ten days ago Turin newspaper Tuttosport reported Niang was ‘between Nice and Arsenal’, with the Gunners said to be keeping an eye on the player.
The footballer started 18 Serie A games last season, scoring four goals and making one assist. He can operate anywhere across the front line and would bring added flexibility in that regard.
Despite his young age, Niang is now on his sixth club if loan moves are included and he’s still to fulfil his potential.