AC Milan forward M’Baye Niang, who has been linked with Arsenal, has had a bid from Watford rejected for him.

The 22-year-old spent part of last season on loan with the Hornets, and they are clearly hoping to bring him back to Vicarage Road, after making a reported £5m bid, which has been rejected by the Italian club.

In 2016/17 he made 34 appearances between Watford and AC Milan, scored five goals and added five assists.

Since TuttoMercatoWeb wrote that Arsenal were interested in the player, other clubs such as Watford and Newcastle have been linked with Niang. AC Milan have gone on a spending spree so far this summer, which means two things:

Firstly, that Niang will likely see all the competition for his spot and push for a move to help him get some game time, similar to his loan last season.

Secondly, Milan will be looking to get some of their money back, so although they will be aiming to sell players like Niang, they won’t want to give him away.

This second point has been further supported by the fact that they have reportedly rejected Watford’s initial bid, as they are clearly hoping to get more for the player.

Arsenal were linked with the player before he moved to AC Milan in 2012.