Franck Kessie’s agent addresses speculation over future amidst Spurs links

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Franck Kessie’s agent, George Atangana, has addressed the speculation surrounding his client’s future and insisted the AC Milan midfielder deserves a bumper contract.

Tottenham reportedly expressed an interest in Kessie during the summer transfer window but the midfielder ended up staying put at the San Siro despite having less than twelve months left to run on his contract.

Recent reports from Italy have even claimed that the Rossoneri could cash in on Kessie for a mere £7.5m in the January transfer window to avoid losing him for free next summer.

Gazzetta dello Sport revealed this week that the 24-year-old has rejected an offer worth £110,000-a-week from Milan, with the report claiming the gap between the parties is now ‘unbridgeable’.

Tottenham, Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain are all thought to be monitoring the Ivory Coast international’s situation ahead of January (Corriere dello Sport).

Atangana has now insisted that the figures being reported in the press regarding Kessie’s contract renewal are far from the truth.

He told CaclioMercato (as translated by Fabrizio Romano): “He’s (Kessie) an important player so he deserves an important contract. 

“There are too many rumours about his renewal. Talks of a proposal for €6.5m net per season from AC Milan? The real figures are very far from these.”

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It sounds like Kessie’s agent is telling Milan that the midfielder will leave in January if the club are not prepared to meet his salary demands.

The fact that he has made this statement publicly means that negotiations have not progressed as both parties would have wanted.

That could potentially leave the door open for Spurs to swoop for the 24-year-old in January but there is no doubt that the Ivorian will have plenty of suitors if he becomes available.

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