The Lowdown: Spurs eye Kessie…
As per recent developments, Tottenham appear heavily in the chase to land AC Milan’s star player amid his precarious contract situation at the San Siro.
His current deal expires in 2022 and club chiefs have not yet been able to tie down the 24-year-old with an extension, meaning he is free to negotiate a January pre-contract to leave as a free agent next summer.
While Bailey doesn’t exactly back this up, he does reiterate Tottenham and new manager Conte’s personal interest.
The Latest: Conte ‘green lights’ Kessie move…
Writing for 90min, as also shared on his Twitter, Bailey explains that Conte personally ‘green lights‘ Tottenham swoops for both Kessie and Milan central defender Alessio Romagnoli – with the Italian looking set for a San Siro raid.
It is explained in his piece that Spurs sources have ‘confirmed’ that a ‘deal’ for Kessie in particular is ‘in the works’ but realise it will be a big battle to sign him.
However, the club are confident that Conte’s arrival could now push a move over the line.
The Verdict: Get it done…
Signing Kessie on a free deal would be managing director Fabio Paratici’s biggest masterstroke since bringing Conte to N17 and ushering in an exciting new era.
The four-time Serie A title-winning boss would certainly be in good company with Kessie’s possible arrival going by his exploits for Milan both last season and this season.
A mainstay under Stefano Pioli, playing in all but one of Milan’s top flight matches last year, reporter Nicky Bandini, a regular reviewer of Italian football, has also called the player ‘extraordinary’ (ESPN).
Tottenham could snap up the bargain of the century by landing Kessie on a free deal, considering his market value is around £49.5m.
In other news: Conte now personally plotting to sell ‘very talented’ Spurs player who Nuno called ‘unique’, find out more here.
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