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Caen president Jean-Francois Fortin has confirmed that Arsenal have submitted a bid for their 17-year old sensation M'Baye Niang.
The teenager is considered one of France's biggest young talents, and despite his early years, made 23 appearances for Caen in Ligue 1 last season. However, with the side getting relegated at the end of the season, the France Under-21 international has been keen on moving to another club, and already had a trial spell at the Emirates earlier in the summer.
Impressed by what they saw during Niang's time in North London, the Gunners have decided to make an official bid for the player, with the value of the bid rumoured to be around Â£5 million.
If Niang does sign for Arsenal, then he will be following in the Gunners' rich tradition of scouring the French transfer market and signing some of the most talented young players from the country.
However, Arsenal aren't the only club interested in the player, with Italian giants AC Milan also said to be in the mix for the starlet's signature.
Fortin confirmed the same, suggesting that the Gunners have competition for Niang, both from the Premier League and abroad.
"Arsenal made me a proposition, but other clubs are interested," Fortin told L'Equipe. "Two in England and one in Italy. I think there will be an issue here for a fortnight [before the matter is resolved]."
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