AC Milan winger M’Baye Niang has put talks over a move to Everton on hold as he is waiting for Arsenal to make an offer, according to Calciomercato.
The Merseyside club are believed to have come to a financial agreement with Milan regarding Niang.
Calciomercato claim that the two parties have shaken hands on a fee of €15m (£13.2m), but the subject of the bid seems to be having second thoughts.
The Italian publication claims that the French winger is not convinced that a move to Everton is the right option for him.
It has been suggested that he is waiting for a so-called bigger club to come in for him, more specifically Arsenal.
If this transfer snag involved an elite world-class player, then it would be understandable if the Merseyside outfit did all that they could to convince said footballer to move to Goodison Park.
However, Niang is not at that level yet, and even though he has talent, he is yet to prove that he can make it at the top level.
Since joining Milan in 2012, the 22-year-old has had loan spells at Montpellier, Genoa and Watford.
Given that he is believed to be waiting for a ‘better’ club to make an offer should be enough for Everton to walk away from the deal and focus on other targets.
If Niang was more established in the game, then it would make sense for Everton to fight for his signature, but at this stage of the winger’s career, the Toffees will not suffer without him.