West Ham United have been linked with the France under-21 international.
The 21-year-old suffered an injury-hit campaign at the San Siro, first due to a broken metatarsal and then a muscle injury but in between he turned out 21 times for Milan, scoring eight goals and providing five assists in the process.
It is that form that has seemingly attracted West Ham manager Slaven Bilic’s attention; however with the player being contracted to Milan until the summer of 2019 he will not come cheap if at all.
Calcio Mercato claims Everton are prepared to pay £14.6million for Niang but that he favours a move to West Ham due to their participation in next season’s Europa League.
It remains to be seen if Bilic will fork out the cash needed to secure the forward’s signature; especially if he goes big on an alternative such as Michy Batshuayi or Alexandre Lacazette.
But as a cheaper alternative, Niang should not be discounted out of hand as the Hammers seek to build a squad capable of reaching another level next season and beyond.