Speaking to Milan Posts, journalist Daniele Longo has shared news on reported Tottenham Hotspur transfer target Franck Kessie in a fresh blow to their aspirations of signing him.
The Lowdown: Spurs in Kessie chase…
The AC Milan star’s current deal expires in 2022, with the San Siro club frantically trying to agree terms on a new contract.
It is believed that the midfield gem’s representative is holding out for a €7m (£6m) per year salary for his client if an agreement is to be reached, prompting both Spurs and Paris-Saint Germain to join the battle for his signature (TUTTOmercatoWEB).
Interested clubs could sign the Ivory Coast international on a free transfer next summer as it stands and are free to open negotiations in January.
The Latest: Journalist shares Kessie blow for Spurs…
Speaking to Milan Posts, Italian reporter Longo has shared news on Kessie in what is a fresh blow for Tottenham. According to the journalist, AC Milan’s star midfielder has ‘refused’ to join Nuno Espirito Santo’s side.
“I don’t know if Kessie will stay, after refusing Milan’s last offer (5M for the first 2 years, 5.5M for the third year, 6.5M for the fourth and the fifth). I think that the player would like to remain, but at his entourage’s conditions,” he explained.
Longo then added: “It’s a different situation from that of Donnarumma and Calhanoglu. What is certain is that Kessie refused #Tottenham, and that he’s listening to #PSG (I do not exclude that he could join Paris in January)”.
The Verdict: Disappointing development…
Lauded as ‘devastating’ by former Italy international Antonio Cassano (Bobo TV via Milan Live), this certainly comes as a disappointing development for Tottenham if true.
Signing Kessie on a free deal for next summer would be a masterstroke by any club, and one which would have certainly stood out as perhaps Fabio Paratici’s most head-turning move yet in north London.
Alas, judging by this update, Spurs may now have to start looking at other midfield targets to sign in 2022.
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