M'Baye Niang wants to become a key part of AC Milan.

The former Caen youngster has impressed in his appearances this season.

"I have to work harder if I want to become an important player for Milan," he told Sky Sport Italia. "But I want to be important for this team.

"We're having a great second half to this season. We are in third place, but we want to continue to do well and reach second place.

"We are friends, we are brothers. We have a great relationship off the field."