Montpellier, who are struggling in France's Ligue 1 and recently brought back Rolland Courbis as coach for a second spell, want Niang to cover for the injured Djamel Bakar.

Bakar is out for the rest of the season after suffering a serious knee injury last month.

France under-21 forward Niang, who started his career in Ligue 1 with Caen, has rarely featured for Milan this season.