Despite having signed plenty of players in order to boost their ranks in recent years, Milan are reportedly not against the idea of selling some assets now. The Italian giants are ‘willing to listen’ to offers for one of their biggest stars this summer amid interest from several Premier League sides.
West Ham, Arsenal and Tottenham have shown their interest in Franck Kessie in recent years, but Milan have made clear they will not consider bids below the region of €30 million. Kessie is not considered indispensable by the Italian giants and the Rossoneri could look to get some cash by selling him to help meet Financial Fair Play demands.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport via Football Italia, Il Diavolo would be happy to listen to offers for the former Atalanta star, who has gained a lot of attention from Premier League teams. Nevertheless, the potential Milan manager will likely play a large role in Kessie’s future, so not everything is decided on the subject.
The 22-year-old figure has earned plenty of admirers for his box to box style of play and has become a reliable scorer for Milan during his two seasons at the San Siro, scoring 12 goals in 71 Serie A appearances for the Rossoneri.
However, he didn’t have the best 2018/19 season ending after he got in an altercation with fellow Milan midfielder Lucas Biglia. The pair were involved in a heated argument after Kessie was replaced during the loss to Inter in March and ever since that things haven’t been the same between the club and the Ivorian player.
Arsenal are on the hunt for a new central midfielder following the departure of Aaron Ramsey to Juventus and have been linked with Fiorentina star Jordan Veretout. The Gunners’ archrival, Tottenham are in a similar position as they’ve been linked with Tanguy Ndombele, Bruno Fernandes and Giovani Lo Celso in recent weeks, but now they could revive their previous interest in Kessie if none of the first three mentioned players sign with them.