AC Milan have told Arsenal to forget about trying to sign striker M’Baye Niang.
The 22-year-old has been on Arsenal’s radar for some time and have apparently rekindled their interest in the forward.
However, with the Frenchman developing into key player for the Serie A club under manager Vincenzo Montella, the likes of Arsenal, Leicester City and West Ham have been warned off making a move for him, this according to reports in Italy.
Gazzetta dello Sport (via talkSPORT) claim Milan have no interest in selling Niang this month as they see him as a key part of their plans going forward.
Arsene Wenger has recently stated that he is not in the market for a striker this month, citing the availability of Alexis Sanchez, Danny Welbeck, Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott (when fit) as the sole reason for this.
However, with Sanchez’s future still in doubt at Arsenal, Wenger, should he remain in charge of the club next season, may change his stance on the matter. If the Frenchman is interested in Niang, then he will have to wait until the summer to make his move for the forward.