Everton and Newcastle United will be waiting for Ralf Rangnick’s assessment of Franck Kessie, before potentially making a move for the player.
The Ivorian has recently made it clear that he would like to remain at the San Siro.
However, things are about to change at the club. As reported by Sport Mediaset, Rangnick will become Milan manager in a three-year €15 (£13.5m) million deal with the German arriving to completely overhaul the playing squad and their recruitment methods.
It means some players might have to be moved on.
According to Tuttosport, Kessie is a potential candidate.
They claim that Carlo Ancelotti wants him to strengthen his midfield options whilst Newcastle see Kessie as a good start to their new project once the protracted takeover of the club is completed.
But the decision will lie solely with Rangnick. The report claims that if the German decides Kessie is not suited to his new project, then Everton and Newcastle will be the first two teams knocking on the door.
Last month it was reported by TEAMtalk that a deal to buy Kessie would likely need to be in the £25 million region, which might be tough for Everton in the current crisis but spare change for Newcastle if their takeover finally goes through without a hitch.
So both clubs will have their ear to the pavement, waiting to hear any rumblings that Rangnick is not keen on the Ivorian midfield dynamo.