Tottenham Hotspur are keen on signing Franck Kessie.
According to The Sun, the Ivorian midfielder is likely to leave AC Milan at the end of the season after spending the past two years on loan at San Siro.
The Atalanta player has been deemed ‘fair game’ if the Rossoneri failed to qualify for the Champions League.
Milan must sort out their finances in relation Financial Fair Play, otherwise they’ll have no choice but to lose Kessie
Kessie could potentially fetch around £36 million for Atalanta if he wound back up at his parent club, The Sun believe.
With Tottenham potentially set to lose Mousa Dembele, Victor Wanyama or both in either of the next two windows, then Kessie would certainly be a fine replacement and interestingly, he can be compared to a former midfielder of the club.
Kessie the next Zokora?
Spurs signing Kessie could mean they end up with a 2019 version of Didier Zokora, who represented the club for three seasons between 2006-2009.
Fellow Ivorian Zokora was a combative central midfield player who loved getting stuck in for the Lilywhites.
Zokora possessed aggression and steel, the kind of traits that have only really been replicated by Dembele since he left.
With Dembele potentially leaving though, Spurs would again be lacking that bite in midfield and Kessie could be the man to bring it back.
The 22-year-old has a similar style to that of the tenacious Zokora, although Kessie is known to stride forward and break the lines.
He is an energetic player who can operate in a box-to-box role and actually has an eye for goal as well.