CalcioMercato have revealed that Tottenham have offered AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie a contract worth €8m-per-year (£6.8m) amidst his contract standoff with the Serie A giants.
Tottenham were heavily linked with a move for Kessie during the final weeks of the summer transfer window.
However, despite being into the final year of his contract at Milan, the midfielder ended up staying put at the San Siro.
AC Milan boss Stefano Pioli has said this week that Kessie’s representatives are in talks with the club over a new deal, insisting that he is not worried about the midfielder leaving on a free transfer.
However, if CalcioMercato’s latest update is to be believed, the club’s contract talks with Kessie have halted for the moment.
The report claims that the midfielder’s agent last met with the club hierarchy on August 20, with talks having stalled since.
It is explained that Milan have offered the player a five-year increase of €5m (£4.2m), including bonuses, to reach €6.5m (£5.5m) in the fourth and fifth year of the contract.
However, this was allegedly turned down by Kessie, who is thought to be demanding €7m (£5.9m) guaranteed from the first year of the deal.
It is mentioned that the player might have his head turned, with Tottenham ready to offer him a £6.8m-a-year (or £130,000-a-week) contract while it is also asserted that PSG have already initiated contacts over a January transfer.
Spurs Web Opinion
While I believe Kessie would be a fantastic success in the Premier League, I am not optimistic about Tottenham’s chances of getting him. If the 24-year-old does become available for a cut-price deal in January or on a free transfer next summer, one would expect plenty of top European clubs to show interest in the midfielder.
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