By Tom Blackburn
Everton and West Ham are interested in signing M’Baye Niang from AC Milan, according to a report.
Both clubs are in the market for forwards, with West Ham looking to build on their seventh place finish in 2015-16 while Everton are set for a major overhaul this summer under the management of Ronald Koeman.
Sky Italy journalist Gianluca Di Marzio claims on his website both clubs are keeping tabs on the France Under-21 striker as Milan weigh up the prospect of a sale.
Niang, 21, who spent the second half of the 2014-15 season on loan at Genoa before returning to Milan last summer, scored five goals and supplied five assists in 16 Serie A matches this season, in which he missed large chunks through injury.
West Ham are in the market for a goalscorer, with not one of their players able to reach double figures in the league last season.
Sakho and fellow strikers Andy Carroll and Enner Valencia suffered heavily from injuries this season, so Hammers boss Slaven Bilic is open to new acquisitions in attack.
The forward can play centrally or out wide, and has scored a total of nine goals in 59 appearances for AC Milan.
Koeman is also keen to strengthen his squad early, and knows that buying a striker is a priority.
Current attacking duo Romelu Lukaku and Arouna Kone have been heavily linked with moves away from Goodison Park.
In other West Ham news, the agent of Dimitri Payet has revealed how much it will cost to sign the star.