According to the print edition of Corriere dello Sport (as relayed by Sport Witness), there is a significant difference between Franck Kessie’s salary demands and what AC Milan are willing to offer him.

Since Antonio Conte’s appointment, Spurs have been heavily linked with a move for Kessie, who is set to run into the final six months of his contract at Milan.

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

He added that Manchester United have also entered the race for the Ivory Coast international ahead of January.

However, according to Corriere’s latest update, Spurs and PSG are still the front-runners to snap up Kessie.

The report claims that the 24-year-old is demanding a net salary of €8m (£6.7m) per year while Stefano Pioli’s side are ready to offer only €6m (£5m). It is asserted that the difference between the parties now ‘seems unbridgeable’.

Corriere also add that Milan feel Kessie has turned down the club’s offers since he has ‘more attractive proposals from abroad’, and ‘particularly from PSG and Tottenham’.

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If Kessie does not sign a new contract over the coming weeks, one would expect Milan to cash in on him in January to avoid losing him for free in the summer.

I have long been on the Kessie hype train as I believe the 24-year-old would be a perfect fit for the Premier League and instantly improve our midfield.

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