Niang nears Milan exit
Sky Sport Italia is reporting that French forward M’Baye Niang is expected to leave San Siro in the winter transfer window.
The 18-year-old joined the Rossoneri from Caen in the summer of 2012 as one of Europe’s hottest prospects and he was given a fair chance to prove his worth in Italian Serie A.
However, with the player failing to register a goal in 26 league appearances, Milan officials are prepared to offload the youngster in the winter.
Even if the striker can still develop into a quality player, the Rossoneri are not convinced he has what it takes to play at the highest level and will not hesitate to cash in on the Frenchman if the right offer comes along.
According to Sky Sport Italia, local rivals Genoa and Sampdoria are believed to be leading the chase for Niang’s signature.
AC Milan currently sit 11 points behind third-placed Juventus, and no wonder the Rossoneri are 15/2 for a top 3 finish.
Galatasaray eyeing Menez
Galatasaray have made an initial contact with Paris Saint-Germain with a view of signing midfielder Jeremy Menez, according to Turkish newspaper Fotomac.
Even if PSG boss Laurent Blanc rates the winger highly, the club chiefs are not satisfied with Menez’s behaviour and are prepared to let him leave in January.
The 26-year-old has also been disappointed by the lack of playing time and looks likely to quit Parc des Princes in search of first team football.
Recent reports have suggested that his former club Monaco and several Italian clubs are keen, but Fotomac reports that Galatasaray have moved to pole position of late.
The Turkish giants have already approached the player and his representatives as they plan to add him to their ranks in January.
Jeremy Menez is still held in high regard by top European clubs and he should have no shortage of offers come January transfer window.
Star duo set for new Bayern deals
German daily newspaper Bild has learned that David Alaba and Jerome Boateng are set to be rewarded with new contracts at Alianz Arena.
The Bavarians are slowly getting ready for the annual general meeting scheduled for 13th November, and they could have some more good news besides the expected figures revealing record income and profit.
Namely, the club chiefs are negotiating contract renewals with important defenders David Alaba and Jerome Boateng, and they hope to conclude the deals in time to announce them at the AGM.
Bayern have held several discussions with Alaba’s father George, who has also had some help from Bastian Schweinsteiger’s agent Robert Schneider.
Meanwhile, the representative of Jerome Boateng, Nicolai Schwarzer is also in talks with the Bavarians over a contract extension for his client, and everything suggests the agreement is on the horizon.
Both players are currently tied to the club until June 2015, but they are in line for new long-term deals at Alianz Arena.