According to a report from Milan Live.it, as also translated and relayed by Sport Witness, West Ham United have always shown interest in AC Milan star Franck Kessie alongside London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham – coming as the Rossoneri reportedly plot a new deal for the Ivory Coast international.
Indeed, as per the Italian outlet, Kessie has attracted fondness from the east Londoners as a player that marries ‘perfectly‘ with the Premier League – even despite the brilliant form of both Tomas Soucek and Declan Rice in Kessie’s position.
West Ham interest in Kessie revealed
Alongside West Ham, both Spurs and Arsenal have also displayed their fondness for the 44-cap star – but a deal could be hard to pull off given Milan have ‘no intention‘ of letting one of the most important players leave the San Siro.
As well as this, Stefano Pioli’s side could apparently demand €50 million (£42.8 million) for the midfield enforcer who is apparently valued at that sky high price.
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He has absolutely no shortage of plaudits, with this Milan Live report hailing him as Milan’s ‘undisputed leader‘ and pillar of the Serie A side.
However, given his lofty valuation and Milan’s stance on a sale, a West Ham deal for Kessie could be difficult despite GSB showing an interest in him for Moyes.
Time will tell whether their fondness for Kessie develops into a potential offer, but the signs suggest it would be a very surprising feat.
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