Fabrizio Romano hints Liverpool will not push to sign Spurs-linked midfielder

Fabio Paratici
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Fabrizio Romano has hinted that Liverpool will not make a push to sign reported Spurs target Franck Kessie in the summer. 

The transfer expert argued that Kessie will be looking for around €8m net per season in wages if he is to leave AC Milan on a free when his contract runs out in the summer.

Romano claimed that Liverpool are looking to go in a different direction with their wage bill and may thus avoid the Ivory Coast international.

Liverpool had allegedly originally identified Kessie as a potential alternative to Fabinho in their number six role. It has also been reported that Antonio Conte has asked Tottenham to sign Kessie when the transfer window opens in January.

In what could come as a potential boost to Tottenham’s apparent aims, Romano believes that Liverpool will not be getting involved in a wage bidding war for the AC Milan enforcer.

He told Empire of the Kop: “I guess if he’s going to leave AC Milan as a free agent, he wants more than €8m net per season. It’s a lot of money. I think Liverpool want to go in a different way for salaries too and I think they’re making a good decision on this.”

Spurs Web Opinion:

Normally, Tottenham would not break the bank on wages either, however, that could change under Paratici. The former Juventus man has a track record of saving cash on free transfers, while putting players on high wages. It remains to be seen whether Levy allows this.

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