Italian League giants AC Milan are reportedly ready to let Franck Kessie move to Liverpool, as long as it is exchanged for Thiago Alcantara.
Kessie currently has one year remaining on his Milan contract. Rossoneri also feels very scared.
Because their efforts to persuade him to sign a new contract have not been successful. Both are difficult to find common ground about the amount of salary.
This situation is also called to make several top European clubs on alert. They are reportedly ready to sign him for free next summer.
Milan is ready to let Kessie go to Liverpool
One club that is said to intend to bring Franck Kessie is Liverpool. The Merseyside club is said to be short of midfielders after being left by Georginio Wijnaldum.
Milan is also aware that they can now face the same disaster as the summer of 2021 yesterday. Precisely when they lost Gigi Donnarumma and Hakan Calhanoglu for free.
To avoid this, the duo of Milan directors Ricky Massara and Paolo Maldini reportedly have a profitable solution. This news was reported by Il Milanista.
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Both are said to be ready to offer Kessie to Liverpool. Provided the Reds are willing to send Thiago Alcantara to the San Siro.
When did the Milan and Liverpool negotiations begin?
Liverpool and AC Milan will meet in the first week of Group B of the 2021-22 Champions League on 16 September 2021 later. This match will be played at Anfield.
The report states that AC Milan may try to open talks with Liverpool regarding the exchange of Franck Kessie with Thiago in the match.
Franck Kessie himself is a key player in the AC Milan squad. Meanwhile, since being brought in last season from Bayern Munich, Thiago Alcantara is still having trouble getting the opportunity to play regularly in the Liverpool squad.
But Liverpool is not alone in the hunt for Franck Kessie. The man who has defended AC Milan since 2017 is also being targeted by PSG and Tottenham.
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Chelsea Aim for Kessie, Mason Mount Will Be Threatened?
Franck Kessie’s charm at AC Milan is thought to have attracted Chelsea. Reportedly, the Blues are considering the opportunity to recruit Kessie from the Italian club.
Currently, Kessie is one of the most important players on Stefano Pioli’s team. The Ivory Coast midfielder was the key to Milan’s success in securing second place last season.
Kessi scored 13 goals and provided 6 assists in 37 appearances for the Rossoneri. Pioli’s men also looked much more stable with Kessie on the pitch, which is what helped them get back into the Champions League.
The problem is, Kessie’s contract will expire next season. There is no sign of a new contract agreement yet, this is what could be a gap for other top clubs.
According to Calciomercato, Chelsea could be one of the leading clubs in the hunt for Kessie. The Blues are ready to offer a big salary, up to 7 million euros per year.
Indeed, the arrival of Kessie will not automatically strengthen Chelsea’s midfield. However, its existence will maintain the quality of the depth of the Blues squad.
If interested, Chelsea will most likely get Kessie. The Blues are known to be one of the top clubs that usually get their shot.
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Bad for Mount
The problem is, the arrival of Kessie is believed to be bad news for another midfielder, Mason Mount. Mount’s position and role on the field will probably be filled by Kessie.
At Milan, Kessie is more often playing as a defensive midfielder. However, Chelsea already has a duet of N’Golo Kante and Jorginho in that position.
That is, it is likely that Kessie will be deployed in front of the two midfielders. This is the position Mount should fill.
Kessie will immediately become Mount’s rival to fight for the same position. Therefore, it was natural for Mount to feel disturbed and threatened.