Tuesday February 9 2016
Niang: 'I never wanted Leicester'

M’Baye Niang “never thought of leaving Milan, even though some people thought I was already at Leicester.”

The striker spoke to MilanNews at a charity event this evening and discussed the much-rumoured January transfer to Premier League leaders Leicester City.

“I never thought of leaving Milan, though some people thought I was already at Leicester. I always had just Milan in my mind, as I also said to Adriano Galliani and the Coach. I wanted to end the season with the Rossoneri.”

Niang went off injured during the 1-1 draw with Udinese at the weekend and is in doubt for this Sunday’s clash with Genoa, where he spent six months on loan last season.

“I am fine, the doctors are doing their best for me. We are a fine squad with many important players, so if I don’t play then someone else will fill in.

“I had the opportunity to express myself at Genoa and the Coach helped me a great deal. I thank them, but on Sunday if I play then I’ll give my all for Milan.

“We believe in European qualification, but Sunday’s match won’t be decisive, there’s a long way to go.”

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