Respected European football journalist, Fabrizio Romano, has said that reported Arsenal and Spurs target Franck Kessie is looking to stay with AC Milan.
Calciomercato claimed just last week that both Arsenal and Tottenham were set to battle it out over a £45m deal for the midfielder.
Kessie has been in fine form for Milan this season and has attracted admiring glances, it seems, from around Europe, including the Premier League.
However, speaking on the Here We Go Podcast today, Romano stated he believes Kessie will stay put, with a new deal in Milan the most likely outcome at the moment.
“Franck Kessie wants to stay at AC Milan. He wants play the Champions League with Milan and he is negotiating a new contract with them”, Romano said.
The 23-year-old Ivorian is a firm favourite at the San Siro and has played 11 times this season in Serie A, scoring four times and laying on another two in the process.
Milan currently sit top of the table as they look to dethrone Juventus from their perch as the leading Italian club in recent seasons.
Always a long shot, it looks like Spurs and Arsenal need to move on – TBR View
You can never count out a move in football but it looks like Kessie will be staying where he is for now. And to be honest, there’s no reason why he should be looking to leave.
Milan are flying and finally look back to being somewhere near the team they were in the 90s and mid 2000s. Kessie, of course, is an essential part of this growing success.
Furthermore, at £45m, there’s just no way Milan would sell. A new contract, then, would only further drive that price up.