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Arsenal Move For Starlet But Rivals Circle
Arsenal are back in for Caen striker M’Baye Niang but they face stiff competition for the youngsters signature, according to the clubs president Jean-Francois Fortin.
Niang spent time on trial with the Gunners in July and impressed enough to make Arsene Wenger table a £5m offer. However, Caen rejected the Gunners approach and the 17-year-old was then invited to link up with Premier League rivals Manchester City and Tottenham.
It seems Arsenal are now back in for the talented striker after Fortin confirmed he’d received a proposal from the north Londoners, however they will face stiff competition from clubs in both England and Italy, with Spurs and City believed to be the two English clubs the Caen supremo speaks of.
Fortin is quoted as saying in the Daily Mail:
‘Arsenal made me a proposition,’
‘Other clubs are interested: two in England and one in Italy. I think there will be an issue here for a fortnight.’
Niang is one of the most highly-rated young strikers in Europe after breaking into the Caen first team in 2011, and has also earned a call up to the France under-21 team.
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