Atletico Madrid are planning to improve their squad for next season, especially in the midfield area by targeting Franck Kessie. The AC Milan midfielder has that tough and mobile characteristic that Diego Simeone likes.
Although he has been a regular starter for Rossoneri, reports are stating that Milan won’t mind selling the player. The Italian side seeming are looking for a more technical midfielder instead for next summer.
Kessie’s current status at Milan is on loan from Atalanta with obligation to buy clause which will start next summer. Rossoneri must pay 26 million Euro to permanently buy the 22-year-old.
The Red and Black squad can just sell him immediately after completing the permanent transfer. Atletico are hoping that they can persuade Milan in selling right away.
However, Los Rojiblancos are not the only teams reportedly keen on signing Kessie. Rumors are claiming that premier league teams such as Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea are also interested.
It won’t be an easy transfer battle for Simeone’s men, but after the sale of Lucas Hernandez to Bayern Munich, Atleti have the cash. Nevertheless, how much will the Spanish giant are willing to pay for their target is also key on their success in signing the 22-year-old.
Milan are looking to get the best offer possible if they indeed sell him next summer. Rossoneri wouldn’t want to lose an important player for cheap, especially since they will be looking for a potential replacement.