Barcelona have emerged as the most recent suitors for AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie, in response to reviews in Spain, though two Premier League golf equipment have additionally been confirmed as contenders.
Kessie is within the closing 12 months of his contract with Milan, the place he has established himself as a key participant. At current, there appears to be little probability of him signing a renewal. Dropping him without spending a dime would come as one other blow to the Rossoneri, who additionally mentioned goodbye to Gianluigi Donnarumma and Hakan Calhanoglu on the identical phrases this summer time.
For many different prime European golf equipment, although, Kessie’s scenario is one to be enthusiastic about. A number of golf equipment have an interest within the Ivorian midfielder, together with a couple of within the Premier League.
Tottenham Hotspur have been planning a transfer for him subsequent summer time ever since this 12 months’s switch window closed. As well as, London rivals Chelsea are trying right into a deal. Alternatively nonetheless, Liverpool may think about him as a belated alternative for Georginio Wijnaldum.
Paris Saint-Germain have been making progress over a deal to take him to France, as soon as once more making the most of the free market after plucking the likes of Donnarumma, Sergio Ramos, Georginio Wijnaldum and a sure Lionel Messi this 12 months.
However though they look like within the lead for Kessie at current, the race to signal him is widening.
According to Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona at the moment are additionally exhibiting an curiosity within the former Atalanta star.
On account of their monetary difficulties, they failed to bolster their midfield this summer time. Wijnaldum was a long-term goal, however they might not compete with what PSG had been prepared to supply. Then, they bid farewell to the likes of Miralem Pjanic and Ilaix Moriba.
Due to this fact, Ronald Koeman needs to bolster the place with gamers he trusts extra. Whereas a supply has confirmed to Mundo Deportivo that Youri Tielemans of Leicester is appreciated, Kessie can be on the shortlist.
Impediment separates Barcelona from Kessie
However the difficulty, like with Wijnaldum a couple of months in the past, could be his wage. Kessie is hoping for a wage packet of €6m per season at his subsequent membership. That may be problematic for a Barca aspect who let go of excessive earners like Messi and Antoine Griezmann in the summertime.
Nevertheless, the 24-year-old’s vary of qualities may make him an excellent reinforcement at Camp Nou if a deal may very well be attainable subsequent 12 months.
Moreover, Barca made a number of signings on free transfers this 12 months – particularly Sergio Aguero, Memphis Depay and Eric Garcia.
Kessie may in concept select his subsequent membership as early as January, when he can signal a pre-contract settlement with golf equipment exterior Italy.
Mundo Deportivo verify PSG, Liverpool and Tottenham because the rival competitors for his signature.
READ MORE: Man Metropolis provided €150m starlet Man Utd love amid pressing Barcelona confusion