Chelsea keeping tabs on Franck Kessie

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Chelsea have shown interest in AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie. According to Il Milanista, Kessie’s contract runs out in 12 months. The Blues are keeping tabs on his contract situation.

Franck Kessie is a very important part of the AC Milan squad. He is Milan’s main man in the midfield. Milan finished second in Serie A and Kessie was a vital part of this squad. Moreover, Kessie missed only one game for Milan last season. Milan manager Stefano Pioli deployed the Ivorian international in a double pivot with Sandro Tonali. He appeared in the Tokyo Olympics 2020 for Ivory Coast making four appearances for the side.

Since joining Milan from Atalanta in 2017. He has made more than 150 appearances for the Italian giants. As Kessie contract expires in 2022 Chelsea are keen on signing him next summer. Moreover, Kessie had an interest from Tottenham this summer. But he ruled out a move to North London.

AC Milan are eager to keep Kessie and may try to extend his contract. Thomas Tuchel ‘dreams’ of signing the midfielder. He believes that Kessie would be extremely vital for Chelsea. Since AC Milan has already lost some of their best players for free namely Gianluigi Donnarumma and Hakan Calhanoglu. They fear losing another crucial player on free and are keen to tie him down with a new contract.

Are there any other suitors for Kessie other than Chelsea?

Liverpool, Tottenham, and Real Madrid are lurking around Kessie’s situation. Reports have suggested that Tottenham might go ahead in January and sign him up on a free transfer in June.

But Chelsea believe that their stature as the European Champions might swing the deal in their favor. Moreover, Milan are going through financial crisis which won’t allow them to beat contracts offered by other Premier League clubs. It is being rumored that Milan can only offer  €7 million per season, including bonuses. On the other hand, Chelsea and Tottenham will offer €7-8 million-a-year deal, excluding bonuses for Kessie.

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