The report states that Kessie is expected to leave Camp Nou this summer, with the player thought to be surplus to requirements to Xavi Hernandez.
It is alleged that Barcelona are putting pressure on the midfielder and a few other players to accept a transfer, leaving them with ‘no other option’ but to leave the club.
Return to Serie A more likely for Kessie
However, this is said to be a problem for Barca as none of those clubs can afford their asking price, with the Catalan giants even turning down two offers from Inter already.
Sport state that Xavi’s men are thus pushing Kessie towards the Premier League, with Tottenham well positioned to swoop for the former Milan man.
Barca reportedlty want €35m (£30.1m) for the Ivory Coast international but the report adds that the midfielder’s desire to play in Europe may scupper Spurs’ chances of signing him.
Spurs Web Opinion
Kessie, just like many of the other players we have been linked with over recent months, was a target for Spurs during the Paratici and Conte era.
It remains to be seen whether the midfielder is still on Tottenham’s radar, with the targets now likely to change after Postecoglou’s arrival.
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