Ajaccio and Auxerre interested in Bordeaux’s M’Baye Niang

L’Équipe report this afternoon that newly-promoted Ligue 1 sides Ajaccio and Auxerre are keeping an eye on Bordeaux striker M’Baye Niang, who remains under contract until the end of the 2023/24 season.

The Corsicans are looking for an experienced forward for their first season back in the top flight, having been promoted with just 39 goals scored last season.

Auxerre, meanwhile, have made a verbal offer for Amiens forward Aliou Badji for around €4m but are also looking at the Senegal international, who Bordeaux have valued between €1m and €1.5m.

The 27-year-old scored just three goals last season in 22 league appearances as Les Girondins finished bottom of the league, and was excluded from the squad for disciplinary reasons towards the end of the campaign. He previously scored 11 and 10 goals respectively in his first two years at Rennes.

With Bordeaux’s Ligue 2 status still unclear as a result of their administrative relegation, the former Milan and Torino man could now find himself back in Ligue 1 as soon as next season.



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