According to a recent report from Corriere Dello Sport (via Sport Witness), Arsenal and West Ham have enquired about Milan’s 23-year-old midfielder Franck Kessie.
What’s the word, then?
Tuesday’s print edition of Corriere Dello Sport indicates that the Rossoneri have put Kessie up for sale and are hoping that he attracts enough attention from potential suitors.
The Italian outfit are currently undergoing a revamp of the squad, as the same source mentions, and the young ace is one of the players that could potentially give them some much-needed profit for that project.
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They also go on to state, as relayed by Sport Witness, that both the Gunners and the Hammers have sent “important polls” regarding the player who they’ve had in their sights for a while.
If there is truly no room for him in the squad, this could indeed be a good piece of business for the Rossoneri.
Even though Kessie is very much still a fresh signing for Milan, having only arrived from Atalanta last summer, it seems that he hasn’t really found his groove with the Rossoneri.
So far, he has tallied 1226 minutes across 16 games in Serie A, starting 14 out of the possible 18 games throughout the campaign, and netting one goal along the way.
But it seems that he hasn’t done enough to impress Stefano Pioli and his staff, who are already looking to move the player on.
The Premier League is always a lucrative option for European clubs who want their players gone with decent compensation and luring either Arsenal or West Ham in could be a profitable move for the Italian outfit.
Unfortunately, the report doesn’t really mention any concrete figures but Kessie’s market value stands at £22.5m, according to Transfermarkt.
And that could be a nice sum for AC Milan.