According to Gazzetta dello Sport, rumoured Tottenham target Franck Kessie is set to sign a new contract with AC Milan.
Kessie’s current contract at Milan runs out at the end of the season and the midfielder is thus free to sign a pre-contract agreement with foreign clubs ahead of a potential free transfer in the summer.
It was previously reported that the Rossoneri were not ready to meet the contract demands of the 25-year-old, with Tottenham and Paris Saint-Germain said to be leading the race for the midfielder.
Spurs were even alleged to have floated the idea of a swap deal between Kessie and Tanguy Ndombele but Stefano Pioli’s side turned down the proposal.
In what comes as potentially a major blow in Tottenham’s pursuit of the Ivory Coast international, Gazzetta have now suggested that Kessie could put pen to paper on a new contract.
The report claims the midfielder is yet to receive an offer this month from any other club, which has prompted the Serie A giants to intensify their offer to renew his contract.
The report asserts that Kessie is now ‘likely’ to put pen to paper on a new deal at the San Siro.
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Kessie signing a new contract with Milan does not necessarily mean that he will not leave in the summer. However, one would expect the Serie A club to put an enormous price tag on his head.
We have to wait and see if a new deal materialises as Kessie might want to leave as a free agent in the summer, as not only would that allow him the freedom to choose his next destination but it would also help him earn a big salary.
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