Everton and West Ham target opts to stay in Italy

Mark Scott
M'Baye Niang: Set for Hornets move

M'Baye Niang: Set for Hornets move

AC Milan striker M’Baye Niang has revealed he is only focused on improving with his current club and not on a potential move to England.

Everton and West Ham were both linked with the 21-year-old forward earlier in the transfer window, but will now have to explore other targets following the Frenchman’s latest comments.

Niang started in the 2-1 friendly win over Bordeaux and seems eager to impress his current coach Vincenzo Montella.

“I have never talked about the transfer market and never thought about leaving,” Niang said, as quoted by La Gazzetta dello Sport. “I’m a Milan player, I’m happy here and I will stay at Milan. I want to be an important part of this team.

“From the first day I got back, I have been speaking a lot with the coach. Now I know what I have to do if I am to become a champion.

“I am determined to listen to the coach. I must be good both on the field and off it. I realised the mistakes I’ve made and I must not repeat them.”