Report: Soon-to-be free agent rejects £108,000-a-week deal, Spurs ready to offer him much more
According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Franck Kessie has rejected AC Milan’s latest contract offer, with Tottenham monitoring his situation.
What’s the story?
Well, the 24-year-old’s terms at the San Siro expire in June, and the Italian giants are struggling to negotiate a fresh deal.
Gazzetta dello Sport believe AC Milan have offered Kessie €6.5m-a-year (£5.6m) to stay, which equates to £107,692-a-week.
However, the 44-cap Ivory Coast international has turned down the offer.
It comes just days after Calciomercato revealed that Tottenham are lurking, and are ready to offer Kessie €8m-a-year (£6.9m).
That would see the Ivorian earn £134,615-a-week in north London.
Clearly, Spurs can offer a much more attractive financial package.
Tottenham face fight to land Franck Kessie
Above all, Tottenham have to hope AC Milan and Kessie’s disagreement continues if they’re to have any chance of signing him.
However, another huge obstacle exists in Paris Saint-Germain.
Gazzetta dello Sport believe the French giants, led by Mauricio Pochettino, are keen to sign AC Milan’s No.79 as well.
With PSG’s almost limitless financial might, and the attraction of playing alongside Lionel Messi, Tottenham might struggle to compete.
All Fabio Paratici can do is continue to monitor the situation, and hope Kessie can be persuaded to swap Serie A for the Premier League.
Whatever happens, Spurs should have enough financial power to at least convince Kessie to choose them over AC Milan.
The departures of Serge Aurier and Moussa Sissoko have freed up a big chunk of the wage bill, giving Tottenham greater scope to offer the soon-to-be free agent an attractive contract.