Arsenal to rival Tottenham for AC Milan midfielder Kessie

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AC Milan star Franck Kessie is wanted by both Arsenal and Tottenham, according to reports in Italy.

The central midfielder has been tipped for a move to the Premier League after impressing in Serie A.

In 2020/21, he scored 13 times for Milan as they finished second in the league behind Inter.


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According to the Italian point of sale Tuttosport (Going through ESPN), Arsenal want to hijack Tottenham’s move for Kessie.

They have shown interest in the 24-year-old and will offer him € 6million a year to join.

The Gunners see Kessie as a perfect replacement for Granit Xhaka, who looks certain to leave this summer.

He is wanted by Jose mourinho in Rome, although Arsenal can now resist a fee hike after their brilliant performance against France at Euro 2020.

Kessie’s agent Massimo Brambati previously revealed his player’s desire for a new challenge.

Asked recently about transfer rumors, Brambati said: “Now Kessie is the one with the knife by the handle. He can decide what is best for him rather than for the club.

“I know that in addition to Inter there are two Premier League teams that are interested in him, including Tottenham.”

Tuttosport claim the other team is Arsenal, who could stage an exciting transfer race in the coming weeks.

Spurs will set up some fierce competition as they look to strengthen their squad.

Having confirmed the appointment of Nuno Espirito Santo on Wednesday they will now start submitting offers for players.

Kessie could become a midfielder partner for Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg. His goal prowess would help ease the burden on Harry Kane, if the club kept their talisman from the claws of Manchester City.

Spurs are in a similar position to their North London rivals as Harry Winks may be on the move soon.

Previously targeted by La Liga clubs, the midfielder appears to be wanted by Manchester United.

Kessie would add a lot of quality to Nuno’s squad, helping them pursue their dream of returning to Champions League football.

Its price in Milan is currently not known, although comments from its agent suggest the Italian giants may be willing to sell.


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