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Milan ready to dump Niang - report

November 8, 2012
By Adam Digby, Italy Correspondent

AC Milan are reportedly ready to allow summer signing M'Baye Niang to leave, perhaps as early as January, as patience with the France Under-21 international wears thin.

M'Baye Niang
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The Rossoneri spent around €2 million to bring the 17-year-old to the club from Caen in August but his time in Italy has been fraught with issues.

Niang was stopped by police for driving without a licence and was then punished by the French Football Federation for visiting a nightclub on the eve of the U-21s' shock 6-3 European Championship play-off loss to Norway.

Those episodes have, according to numerous reports in the Italian media, seen the Milan hierarchy consider his future.

Indeed, La Gazzetta dello Sport believe the club may be keen to send him out on loan in the Jaunary transfer window, with his availability likely to alert a number of English clubs including Everton, Arsenal and Tottenham, who were all interested in him prior to his San Siro move.