Report - Udinese tipped to rival Newcastle over Niang

M'baye Niang

Newcastle United could struggle to do a deal for AC Milan's M'Baye Niang according to TMW.

Italian newspaper TMW has suggested why Newcastle United are struggling to complete a deal for AC Milan star M’Baye Niang.

Newcastle were recently linked with a move for the 20-year-old forward, who they want to take on loan over the second half of the season.

However, TMW suggests that Milan want a ‘high ransom’ for the player, which suggests they would prefer to either sell him on a permanent deal or want a high loan fee for Newcastle’s trouble, with Udinese mentioned as rivals for his signature.

“There is only Udinese for M'baye Niang - According to Sky sports, the player has been targeted by Newcastle: the English club asked for the player on loan but the will of Milan is to generate a high ransom for him,” reports TMW.

If Newcastle could pull it off, and a lot depends on their next permanent manager, Niang has the characteristics to be a popular player at St James Park.

He’s tall, agile, quick and well suited to the counter attacking style of football Newcastle are so good at.

TMW also mentions interest from Udinese, which gives Newcastle a problem in the respect that they present an opportunity for him to stay in Serie A if that’s what he’d prefer.

If Newcastle want him, they’re going to have to give in and pay for the privilege whether it’s a loan or permanent transfer.

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