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M’Baye Niang refuses Spartak Moscow transfer

The French forward reportedly refused his transfer to Russia.

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Last week we talked about the possibility to see M’baye Niang wear a Spartak Moscow shirt next season and the deal looked really close to be signed.

However, as reported by yesterday’s edition of Gazzetta dello Sport, the French forward refused the transfer to the Russian club and also issued AC Milan with a medical certificate citing “psychological problems” due to a overload of stress. In effect, his agent, Mino Raiola, told the media that Niang don’t want to leave the Rossoneri at the moment and this situation is hurting his “psychological stability”.

For that reason, the market duo Fassone-Mirabelli, are now negotiating with other clubs in order to find the right deal for him. The main interlocutor seems Torino, where Sinisa Mihajlovic would love to coach Niang again and fix some of their issues on the wings. However, they’re not offering enough to convince Milan’s directors to accept. Torino would like to take him on loan with the rights to make it a permanent transfer for €12 million, while Milan are asking for at least a €18 million clause included in the deal.

The negotiations are not over, but there’s still a lot of work to do.