Atletico Madrid to offer €35m for Milan star

Atletico Madrid are interested in Franck Kessie. The Spanish club could offer up to 35 million euros for the AC Milan midfielder.

The future of Franck Kessie at AC Milan is uncertain. After an overall positive first season at San Siro, the second has not been on par with expectations. The management and the fans awaited a qualitative leap forward by Kessie.

On too many occasions this season Kessie’s performances have not convinced. In addition, his behavior on and off the pitch at time has been scandalous. Just think of the clamorous fight with Lucas Biglia in the derby or the ugly episode with Francesco Acerbi’s jersey in cooperation with Tiemoue Bakayoko after the match against Lazio. Considering his form, on and off the pith, the end result is disappointing.

At the end of the season, AC Milan are obligated to buy Kessie. Technically he was signed on a two-year loan deal and this summer Milan must pay Atalanta €20 million. Atalanta has already collected 8 million for the player’s two-year loan. However, it is not certain that his stay at Milanello will continue behind this season. The good news is that many foreign clubs are interested in the Ivorian midfielder.

Kessie has never hidden his desire for a new experience in Premier League in the future. But Spanish club Atletico Madrid have also expressed their interest in him. ElGolDigital and TMW reveal that Atletico Madrid are ready to offer 35 million euros to sign Franck Kessie. A tempting proposal for AC Milan who will certainly reflect in front of an official bid. At the moment the Rossoneri value Kessie at 40 million.

AC Milan are planning a total overhaul in midfield. With Riccardo Montolivo, Jose Mauri and Andrea Bertolacci set to leave, Leonardo and Paolo Maldini must make several signings this summer. Lucas Biglia too is in doubt, the 33-year-old has requests from Argentina and France. AC Milan would like to sign Bakayoko on a permanent deal but Chelsea ask for 35 million and without Champions League qualification the former Monaco would probably return to London. The possible sale of Kessie could finance the permanence of the French midfiedler.

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