Everton have reportedly had an approach for their summer target M’Baye Niang turned down by AC Milan, despite reports suggesting the Serie A club are looking to offload the troubled teenager.
Both Everton and Arsenal were keen to sign the highly rated 17-year-old during the summer months, after he reportedly impressed both clubs while on separate trial periods. Efforts to sign the forward failed however, as Milan sealed a move for the Caen youngster before the summer transfer window closed.
A growing number of reports suggesting that the Rossoneri had grown impatient with the teen’s indiscretions off the pitch have seemingly reignited Everton’s interest, but the Toffees have a seen a loan enquiry dismissed, French publication L’Equipe report.
The France U21 international has made just a single appearance for Milan since his summer arrival, and a growing list of off-pitch incidents has raised questions regarding his future. Niang was recently part of a group of five France U21 stars who enjoyed a night out before a key qualifier game against Norway, which the French subsequently lost.
Prior to that, Niang was arrested just a month after his arrival after he was stopped by police for driving without a license. The young striker then pretended to be fellow summer arrival Bakaye Traore, who he had borrowed the car off, when being questioned by authorities, in an attempt to wrangle free.
Depsite the chequered start at the club, it would appear Milan are willing to remain patient with the youngster, reportedly turning down a loan offer with an option to buy from David Moyes’ side.