Report: West Ham pursue AC Milan's M'Baye Niang after impressive loan spell

M'baye Niang

AC Milan forward M'Baye Niang has enjoyed a productive loan spell at Genoa.

According to Tutto Mercato Web, West Ham are interested in signing AC Milan forward M'Baye Niang at the end of the season.

The Hammers are likely to part ways with manager Sam Allardyce after the final game of the Premier League season on Sunday, and whilst a new boss will surely be targeted, new players are also needed.

A record of just three wins in 2015 has largely been down to a lack of depth in the squad, particularly in attack after injuries to Andy Carroll, Diafra Sakho and Enner Valencia left Allardyce short of options at different points of the campaign.

Another striker is needed this summer, and TMW believe that the Hammers have an interest in signing AC Milan's Niang after an impressive loan spell with Genoa.

The 20-year-old Frenchman, who joined Milan from Caen back in 2012, and whilst he was touted for big things, Niang has scored just once in 38 games for the Italian giants.

In January, Niang was loaned out to Genoa in order to play first team football, and having racked up five goals and two assists in 14 appearances, Niang has shown what he can do.

Capable of playing out wide or as a striker, Niang has pace and whilst he is still raw, he could well be worth a gamble if Milan are ready to sell him this summer.

TMW also note that Udinese are interested in Niang, and whilst staying in Italy could be appealing, it may be tough to turn down a move to the Premier League if West Ham do follow up their alleged interest in the forward.

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