Arsenal and Everton target signs for Milan

It was reported last week that the teenage strike sensation M’Baye Niang was on the verge of signing for Everton. The 17-year old had previously spent a week at the Emirates on trial and had obviously impressed every body. Arsenal were said to have made an offer to his French club Caen but it was rejected.

The reported value of the offers varied wildly from £500,000 to around £5 million, so basically nobody knew. Manchester City and a number of European clubs then expressed an interest but it seemed that Everton boss David Moyes had pulled off another coup. Niang had visited Merseyside and Moyes thought that his offer of around £2 million had secured him the youngster.

Talksport reports today, however, that Niang has signed for Italian giants AC Milan. The youngster will now spend the next four years at the San Siro.

“I’ve made a big dream come true by joining Milan. Now it’s up to me to prove that I’m good enough to be in this great club.”

Niang was always going to be a project for the future for Arsene Wenger, and I am sure that he will be keeping a close watch on his progress.

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38 thoughts on “Arsenal and Everton target signs for Milan

  1. fatboy

    So in other words another play rejects arsenal, come on AW u said the transfer window been open two months and now everyones rushing around now the player u would like to join the club are all gone else where y not wrap them up earlier like u did with poli quir and cazorla

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  2. Goona

    At least we have Joel Campbell, Wellington Silva, Benik Afobe, Serge Gnabry and Chuba Akpom as Wengers attacking prospects next season

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  3. Malik

    oh well, at least his not in the premier league, that’s good :) and if he was at Ox’s standard arsene would’ve spent (he bought Ox and walcott for like 10m+ each), so i guess he wasn’t that special anyway

    off topic but can someone who watched malaga C.F. play last season tell me how good isco is? he looks good on youtube (can cross, dribble and pass) but then again denilson, chamakh and bendtner look great as well. Maybe u could do an article on him please admin:)

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  4. Carl

    Chamakh’s loan move to Malaga dependent on whether they qualify for CL football. They play Panathinaikos tonight. 2-0 ahead on aggregate.

    Source – Goonertalk Twitter

    VIVA MALAGA !! :P

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  5. Big Gun

    Any transfer news? It is awfully quiet…we desperately need 2 or 3 more quality players. Please Wenger don’t do this to us again.

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  6. dan

    If we wanted him seriously enough we would have had him. But we simply didn’t want him that bad. Same goes for other “targets” that we had only moderate interest in. The only true target that we have missed out on this summer is Hazard. We were serious about that and put 35mil on the table. Unfortunately the punk chose chelsea, shunning us, city, and utd.

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  7. Malik

    i got guys how about schrulle from Bayern Leverkusen his a A-GRADE winger and Lars Bender can play RB AND DM. these guys are PERFECT 4 arsenal sign them up ARSENE!!!

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  8. Douglas

    why did we need him when we have benik afobe, joel campbell and chuba akpom (16 and starting games in arsenal resevre matches) who will all be future stars?

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  9. Douglas

    why dont we get dries mertens from PSV before he becomes too expensive and more well known? 21 goals and 14 assists in the dutch league last season for a winger

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  10. vish Puro

    The board is to blame for the lack of new signings -not the stadium ,and certainly not Wenger. The club is understandably under financial constraints and we must aknowledge this. However, we are now in a position to invest due to the favourable loan arrangements we have in place and we should not need to sell our best assets to keep up with the repayments. Furthermore, our cash reserves are estimated to stand at £200mil ( sept forecast suggest) 100m of which needs to be retained for stadium related financing. This leaves an estimated 100m available and with future boosts in sponsorship and commercial revenues to be derived, it is quite clear that there is money available to spend. I do not sanction the club spending money they do not have, but the fact of the matter is that there is money available. After selling player after player and making so many compromises along the way , the board’s true incentives are becoming more and more clearer. Now that we have an owner who cares nothing for the sport, and who only visits the club’s stadium to discuss the financial year end results, you don’t need to be Colombo to figure out what really shapes the club’s ambitions. Most fans agree that reckless spending is not the way forward, but the board are using this as an extreme example to justify the profits the club make and we are not as financially naive as they think. They need to stop taking our loyalty and patience for granted. We need reassurances that if we continue to make these sacrifices then this for the greater good of the club and not just to benefit the few! We deserve that at least ! It’s time for Mr Kroenke to break his silence.

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  11. vish Puro

    @ big gun

    Totally agree. Kroenke’s not the type that will sell though. He knows a business oppurtunity when he see’s one. The club represents a huge percentage of his personal wealth and he’s here to stay.

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  12. mwenyeji

    “I’ve made a big dream come true by joining Milan. Now it’s up to me to prove that I’m good enough to be in this great club”
    pure crap if you ask me. This same player will say the exact same words soon in another club. To be honest i dont know anything about him whatsoever or what all the hype about him is all about. So for me it’s no news..Any player who chooses Italy over England or spain needs to have his/her head checked

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  13. ‚Bruce TongaBull

    I hate Kroenke,Hill-Wood,Gazidis and th Blogger named JG. I LOVE AW,David Dein, Ushmanov and a Blogger named Adam Kemp. In short i hate loosers.

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  14. Lawrence gf

    TOP STORY!!!!

    Arsenal to sign no one

    And win nothing.

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  15. jk

    @Malik
    schurlle is quality buy his pricetag is huge hence he still hasnt got the big move. we missed out on reus hes gone to dortmund. At least wenger looking in germany plenty of talent there!!

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  16. Lix

    Have you guys considered that our strong defence is contributing to our poor goal scoring? our full backs don’t contribute to our attack like before.

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  17. clarks

    Not really bothered about him joining Milan in the slightest, I am however a little worried about other potential signings though. Verthongen has joined Spuds as we know, but now Lloris and M’Vila are tipped to join them. Julio Cesar was linked with us and is now seemingly joining QPR, Chelsea are competing with us for Yanga-Mbiwa and Lucas Biglia has been linked with Norwich. Etienne Capoue and Fernando Llorente have also failed to materialise. I’m massively impressed with the signings of Podolski, Giroud and espevially Cazorla. But you have to admit, it’s not enough. Wenger wants to sign ‘special’ players, but unless he’s willing to actually spend, we’ll end up with another Chamakh, or Squillaci, or Park……….

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  18. Robin Van Payslip

    @Vish

    Again you are not telling the truth. AFC does not form a ‘huge percentage’ of Stans wealth. The guy is worth $6b!

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  19. Gooner Cape Town

    @clarks negotiations still ongoing for Llorente. Seems that there are a few deals still hanging and we are busy with them. M Vila seems to be between us and spuds, although he wants CL and wants us, so… Apparently we trying for Yanga M Biwa, so once again hold thumbs. Think it gonna be very quiet as these few days are when it gets really competitive for a good signing. Worrying spuds have cash to burn now though so we must sign without scouting for them, the bastards!!
    COYG, come on you Wenger make it happen.

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  20. vish Puro

    @Van payslip

    Was wandering when you were going to show up. Read this:

    http://www.forbes.com/profile/stanley-kroenke/

    Kroenke is not worth anywhere near $6 billion. Here’s worth £3.2 billion. I appreciate that you’re a Kroenke partisan, but do the research before you accuse any one of being wrong. $6 billion- its not the first time you’ve done this, and i’m sure you’ll continue to scrutinise and thoroughly examine every statement i make and that’s cool with me, just do the relevant research before hand.

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  21. clarks

    @ Gooner Cape Town.
    Spuds just seem to be hell bent on signing anyone linked with us. Maybe we should tell them we’re thinking of signing Joey Barton and extending Squillacis contract!.lol.
    In all seriousness though, i’m really hoping Wenger’s is playing his cards really closely to his chest. We need some more signings to really kick start the performances and turn posession into goals.

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  22. L

    @Vish – mate do the conversion. i would imagine that 3.2 million POUNDS is probs the same as 6million DOLLARS. Can’t be far off

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  23. vish Puro

    just to confirm , i am saying that Kroenke is worth $3.2 billion, not $ 6 billion, and Vanslip knows what i’m getting at, and don’t think he’ll be replying anytime soon

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  24. Pete85

    Stan and his family are worth over 6.5 billion if you check Forbes his wife is listed to , that about 3 times richer than the glazers yet they seem to be happy to pay big money for big players .fact is in ten years well prob still have no trophys but have produce some of the best players in the world only to be sold each time . To feed his wealth . But this can not last forever as we will lose the next generation of fans as most young children follow champions and big name players . And then we will get to tell be stan we told you so you money hungry pr@&k

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  25. Pete85

    Stan and his family are worth over 6.5 billion if you check Forbes his wife is listed to , that about 3 times richer than the glazers yet they seem to be happy to pay big money for big players .fact is in ten years well prob still have no trophys but have produce some of the best players in the world only to be sold each time . To feed his wealth . But this can not last forever as we will lose the next generation of fans as most young children follow champions and big name players . And then we will get to tell be stan we told you so

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