Report: Rated at £43m this summer, Spurs-linked star could leave for £7.5m in January

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According to Calciomercato, AC Milan could sell Franck Kessie for as little as £7.5 million in January to avoid losing him for free in the summer, potentially leaving the door open for Tottenham to make a saving. 

The Serie A giants are currently sweating over the fact they could lose one of their prized assets for nothing, as his contract expires in July 2022. 

The Rossoneri offered the Ivorian international a new deal in the hope of tying him down for a few more years, but it has since been reported that the offer was swiftly rejected by Kessie in the hope of seeking a move elsewhere. 

With contract talks seemingly at a crossroads and not progressing, Calciomercato have now revealed that Milan could sell Kessie in January as a last resort, and would be willing to accept a bid from as little as £7.5 million. 

This comes after it was reported back in June that Kessie was valued at around £43m.

The report claims Spurs are keeping tabs on the situation in the hope of landing him for a snip in the new year, with the future of Tanguy Ndombele seemingly still up in the air. 

The Frenchman has struggled to adapt to life in North London since his £63 million move two summers ago and made his intentions known again to leave this summer. 

The report also claims Spurs are not alone in the pursuit of Kessie, with Liverpool said to be interested in a January move too. 

It has been reported that Jurgen Klopp’s side plan to hold talks with Milan in the coming days ahead of securing a deal for Kessie, with Thiago Alcantara making the move the other way. 

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Kessie would be a very handy addition to the side, but the club may not elect to explore the option of signing him in January, after keeping so much faith with Ndombele.

He will likely have better options on the table from sides that can offer Champions League football too, which could set Spurs back during negotiations should they open talks with Milan. 

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