Date: 26th January 2017 at 12:20am
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Watford have beaten a host of clubs to sign AC forward M’Baye Niang on for the remainder of the season.

, Everton, , and Genoa were among the clubs interested in the acquiring the 22-year-old Frenchman, but Watford manager Walter Mazzarri did enough to convince the forward to make a temporary switch to Vicarage Road.

Reports suggest that AC Milan have also included an option to buy Niang for £13.5 million in the summer, which only becomes active if he plays a certain amount of games for the Hornets. Should he reach the target set then Watford will have to sign the forward for the agreed fee. It’s believed Niang was keen on a permanent switch but was still happy to join on a temporary one.

Niang, who has scored three goals in 18 appearances so far this season, appears to have fallen out with Milan manager after the Italian questioned the player’s attitude during the club’s 2-2 draw to 10 days ago.