Arsenal and Tottenham target AC Milan striker?

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Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur target M'Baye Niang could leave AC Milan on loan in January, with up to eight clubs interested in the striker's signature, reports talkSPORT.

The France U21 international is expected to leave San Siro on a temporary basis at the turn of the year, after falling down the first-team pecking order, behind Mario Balotelli and Stephan El Shaarawy.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is a long-term admirer of the 19-year-old, and - along with Everton and Spurs - offered the youngster a trial before Milan secured his signature in the summer of 2012.

Arsenal could renew their interest in the former Caen forward when the transfer window reopens, as they look to provide cover for Olivier Giroud at the Emirates Stadium.

Niang is under contract at AC Milan until 2017, but that has done little to thwart a growing list of admirers, with rival clubs in Serie 'A' and now Ligue 1, interested in acquiring his services.

Parma, Genoa and Sampdoria are all believed to be monitoring his situation, while Montpellier and Marseille are the latest sides to enter the fray, according to Italian publication Gazzetta dell Sport.

It's not clear whether Tottenham and Everton's interest in Niang - who can also operate on the wing - remains, but given the fact that Roberto Martinez already has a number of players on loan at Goodison Park, and the White Hart Lane outfit are currently without a manager, it's unlikely they'll be at the top of the queue.

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