Italian reports suggest Milan talks with Franck Kessie over a new contract have collapsed completely, so Antonio Conte’s Tottenham Hotspur lead PSG in the race to sign him as a free agent.
The midfielder’s current deal will expire on June 30 and he seems nowhere near to agreeing an extension at San Siro.
It would make him the third big player to leave Milan as a free agent in the last year, after Gianluigi Donnarumma joined Paris Saint-Germain and Hakan Calhanoglu moved across the city to Inter.
According to Sky Sport Italia, talks collapsed a long time ago, as Milan have not heard from Kessie’s agent since making their final proposal of €5m per season plus bonuses to reach €5.8m back in August 2021.
The Ivory Coast international’s representative is asking for €8m per season to stay at San Siro.
With that in mind, it seems inevitable Kessie will walk away and he’s able to now enter talks with other clubs.
Sportitalia transfer pundit Rudy Galetti claims Conte’s Tottenham are currently the favourites, offering €8m per season plus another €2m in various bonuses.
PSG and another Premier League club, which could well be Chelsea or Manchester United, are also interested.
Milan paid €32m to sign Kessie from Atalanta in 2017 and he only turned 25 last month, so is still at the peak of his career.
— Rudy Galetti (@RudyGaletti) January 10, 2022