Italy legend sends message to Franck Kessie amidst reported Spurs and PSG offers

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Massimo Ambrosini has urged Franck Kessie to sign a new contract with AC Milan rather than taking a backwards step in his career for the sake of a more lucrative contract.

Kessie is set to run into the final six months of his contract at Milan and Antonio Conte has reportedly asked Spurs to snap up the 24-year-old.

Some sources have suggested that the Ivory Coast international does not intend to sign a new deal at the San Siro, with the Serie A giants’ latest offer said to fall short of the player’s demands. 

Italian journalist Rudi Galetti revealed last week that Tottenham and Paris Saint-Germain have both offered a deal worth €10m-a-year (£8.4m) to the midfielder’s representatives amidst his contract standoff with Milan.

However, Ambrosini has suggested that Kessie might be taking a step down in his career by leaving San Siro. 

The Milan legend told the midfielder not to prioritise a couple of million a year over playing for a historic club like the Rossoneri.

Ambrosini told Gazzetta dello Sport: “I have every respect for the professional decisions of fellow players. 

“All I can say is that these clubs who can offer a higher salary aren’t of a higher level than Milan.

“The chance to bring home €8m rather than €6m should not be the priority if you are happy otherwise where you already are.

“He shouldn’t think of Milan as a club of a secondary level.”

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While Milan have improved significantly over the last couple of years, they are still not anywhere close to the force they were during Ambrosini’s playing days. Moving to Spurs to work under Conte will not just be a step up financially for Kessie but also be beneficial for his career. 

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