Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are in a battle to land Franck Kessie this summer with AC Milan prepared to cash-in on the midfielder if £30 million offer is put on the table, according to the Daily Express.
Kessie made his name throughout a short stint at Serie A side Atalanta before joining AC Milan on an initial two-year loan deal back in 2017 which included an obligation to buy clause forcing Rossoneri to pay around £24 million to make the move permanent in the summer.
The Ivory Coast international Kessie has been a success at the San Siro outfit and he provided 7 goals and 3 assists in 34 matches to help them secure a fifth-placed finish in the Italian top-flight this season – narrowly missing out on UEFA Champions League qualification.
Their failure to return to Europe’s top competition could prove costly as the Daily Express claim AC Milan are now expected to sell a host of players in order to meet Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules and Franck is one of those who could be sold.
The situation has apparently alerted clubs here in the EPL as the newspaper claims that Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are ready to battle-it-out over a deal to land Kessie this summer while West Ham United are also named as possible suitors.
However, the 22-year-old star wants to join a team who can offer him European football so Gunners and Spurs are in pole position ahead of the Hammers – who finished 10th in the Premier League last year.
Unai Emery is expected to be active in the market this summer as the Spaniard looks to overhaul his rsoter following a poor campaign and Kessie could be viewed as a possible replacement for Aaron Ramsey following his transfer to Juventus.