Milan striker confirms West Ham interest

07:03 17 June 2014

Mbaye Niang, AC Milan

Mbaye Niang, AC Milan

EMPICS Sport

West Ham are the front-runners to sign AC Milan striker M’baye Niang, according to his agent.

The 19-year-old has been linked with a loan move to Upton Park as Sam Allardyce seeks to add much needed pace and power to his front line this summer.

Allardyce has been told he has to change his style of play to keep his job in east London as co-owners David’s Gold and Sullivan back supporters in their stance on last season’s poor showing.

Niang has endured some tough times off the pitch but his talent on it is there to see – however agent Stephane Courbis doesn’t believe Milan will want to keep him.

“At the moment, we don’t know yet if Niang will remain at AC Milan,” Courbis told milannews.it.

“We met with the club about a month ago and now we’ll have to talk to the new coach (Filippo Inzaghi).

“I can confirm that West Ham like him.”

The France under-21 international is set to decide his future this week after meetings with both Milan and the Hammers.

Related articles

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

Submit your West Ham player ratings

Latest West Ham news

Thursday, March 5, 2015
Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

After an exciting batch of midweek games featuring two London derbies, here are five things we learned about Arsenal, QPR, Chelsea, West Ham and Tottenham.

Thursday, March 5, 2015
West Ham United's Kevin Nolan, (right) battles for possession of the ball with Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas, (left) during the Barclays Premier League match at Upton Park, London.

Hammers captain Kevin Nolan put in a superb performance against Chelsea

Thursday, March 5, 2015
Chelsea fans at Stamford Bridge (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Millwall and Chelsea have the ‘worst fans in London’, according to a recent YouGov poll.

Thursday, March 5, 2015
West Ham's Winston Reid in action (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Winston Reid has claimed there was no “big drama” surrounding his protracted contract negotiations after finally ending months of transfer speculation by penning a new long-term contract at West Ham.

Thursday, March 5, 2015
Doneil Henry, Blackburn Rovers

West Ham youngster Doneil Henry has revealed he nearly missed his Blackburn Rovers debut as he got on the wrong train.

Latest Stories from SNAP.PA

We’re sure we’ve seen those platinum blonde locks on someone else…

Read more

Russian, Hungarian, and dialects from across India are part of his patter.

Read more

Once they step on the mat and look at the camera the picture is taken.

Read more

Promoted content

A look at one of our previous Design Fairs

Chelsea Old Town Hall will be the venue for the renowned Desire Fair from 6-8 March 2015. This stunning mixed media jewellery and silversmithing event where visitors can purchase direct from contemporary designer makers selected from the best in the UK is an event not to be missed.

(Not guaranteed)

Mothers Day is fast approaching, so we’ve rounded up some unusual and beautiful gifts for you to dazzle the most important woman in your life come March 15th.

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

West Ham Transfer News

West Ham's Winston Reid in action (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Winston Reid has claimed there was no “big drama” surrounding his protracted contract negotiations after finally ending months of transfer speculation by penning a new long-term contract at West Ham.

Read more
Doneil Henry, Blackburn Rovers

West Ham youngster Doneil Henry has revealed he nearly missed his Blackburn Rovers debut as he got on the wrong train.

Read more
Hector Bellerin and Carl Jenkinson (Getty)

Arsenal sent Carl Jenkinson on loan to West Ham at the start of the season and the full-back has thrived at Upton Park - but what does Hector Bellerin’s form mean for the Englishman?

Read more
West Ham's Winston Reid in action against Tottenham (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

West Ham defender Winston Reid has signed a new six-and-a-half year contract at Upton Park.

Read more
West Ham's Winston Reid in action against Tottenham (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce insists Winston Reid is no closer to agreeing a new contract at Upton Park – despite having an “exceptionally good offer” on the table from the club.

Read more