AC Milan are willing to allow Franck Kessie to leave the club during this transfer window, with a trio of Premier League sides interested in the Ivorian midfielder.
22-year-old Kessie joined Milan on an initial loan from Atalanta back in 2017, making close to 100 appearances in just two seasons. However, it seems he may not be in new manager Marco Giampaolo’s plans.
According to Calciomercato, Milan are holding out for at least €35m before letting Kessie go, having spent €24m on him, in addition to the initial €7m loan deal.
The club face a battle to keep Idrissa Gueye this summer, with Paris Saint-Germain weighing up a move for the Senegal international, while Morgan Schneiderlin and James McCarthy are still on the Toffees’ books.
Spurs look less likely to be interested in a formal bid, as they close in on big-money moves for Tanguy Ndombele and Giovani Lo Celso. Arsenal, meanwhile, may struggle to finance a €35m deal given their notoriously tight budget this summer. However, a part-exchange deal with Torreira could be a possibility.
Kessie was a regular in Gennaro Gattuso’s Milan
He is currently in Egypt with the Ivory Coast squad for the Africa Cup of Nations, playing in the 1-0 Group D win over South Africa on 24 June.
Source : 90min