According to Calcio Mercato, AC Milan are open to selling rumoured Tottenham target Franck Kessie before the transfer window closes if the midfielder does not sign a contract extension with the club.
Kessie has been one of Milan’s most consistent performers for the last few seasons and has established himself as arguably one of the best box-to-box midfielders in Italian football.
The midfielder’s agent admitted back in June that Tottenham were one of the clubs that held an interest in his client (TMW).
Sources have suggested the 24-year-old, who is into the final 12 months of his current deal, was in a contract standoff with Milan, with Spurs at the front of the queue to take advantage if the parties did not agree on a new deal.
Sport Italia journalist Alessandro Jacobone claimed a few days ago that Tottenham were trying to snap up Kessie as a free agent next summer and had even offered the midfielder a contract worth £6.9m per season.
CalcioMercato have now provided an update on Kessie’s contract situation, explaining that there is still quite a lot of distance between Milan’s offer and the midfielder’s demands.
The report adds that even though the Rossoneri’s contract offer falls well short of what Spurs have offered the Ivory Coast international, the Serie A club still retain hope they can reach an agreement with the player.
In the event an agreement is not reached, it is stated that Milan would be open to cashing in on Kessie.
Spurs Web Opinion
Kessie is exactly the type of signing we should be making if we want to upgrade on the current central midfield choices in our starting eleven. The likes of Nunez, McKennie and Pape Sarr would be nothing more than squad options and are unlikely to help us close the ground on the top four.
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