Last Updated: Thu, 12 Sep 2013 09:31
Fulham are set to battle it out with a number of Italian clubs to sign striker M'Baye Niang on loan from AC Milan in January.
The 18-year-old was expected to be a big hit for the Serie A giants when he joined last summer from French club Caen but scored just once in 24 appearances for the Rossoneri last season.
Milan have not given up hope he could be a star in the future but are unlikely to be able to afford the teenager much game time this term following the summer signings of Kaka and Alessandro Matri.
Niang, who was recently left off Milan's 25-man squad list for the Champions League, is now thought to have been made available for loan in January.
Fulham are thought to have made their interest in the Frenchman known and are hopeful of bringing him in on a temporary basis, much like they did with fellow Milan youngster Urby Emanuelson last season.
However, they face competition from Italian outfits Genoa and Sampdoria - the latter of who had tried to sign Niang in the summer transfer window.
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