AC Milan striker M'Baye Niang discusses Leicester's January interest

M'baye Niang

AC Milan striker M'Baye Niang has spoken about Leicester's interest in him.

AC Milan striker M'Baye Niang has told Milan News that he never wanted to leave the club, despite people thinking he was joining Leicester.

Niang, 21, was one of the most highly-rated forwards in Europe during his time in his native France with Caen, and it was Milan who won the race for his signature in August 2012.

However, he hasn't quite lived up to his potential, scoring just nine goals in 55 games for the San Siro club, whilst he also hit only five goals in 22 games and five goals in 14 games during loan spells with Montpellier and Genoa respectively.

His eight goal haul this season has been impressive though, and the Frenchman attracted interest from Premier League leaders Leicester City in January.

The Guardian reported that, with manager Claudio Ranieri looking for a new striker, the Foxes had a €16m (£12.5m) bid rejected by Milan for Niang, and didn't go back with another bid.

Now, Niang has spoke about his situation at the San Siro, telling Milan News that he never once though of leaving Sinisa Mihajlovic's side last month.

Niang added that people thought he was signing for Leicester, but only ever wanted to play for Milan, and wants to at least end the season with Milan.

"I never thought of leaving Milan, though some people thought I was already at Leicester," said Niang. "I always had just Milan in my mind, as I also said to Adriano Galliani and the Coach. I wanted to end the season with the Rossoneri," he added.

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