Chief scout of Wolves responds to links with AC Milan midfielder

By Oliver Fisher -

John Marshall – the chief scout of Wolverhampton Wanderers – does not think that the club will make a move for Franck Kessie in January.

Milan did business with Wolves during the summer transfer window, selling Patrick Cutrone to them in an €18million deal.

It was reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews.it) earlier on Wednesday Milan are looking to sign a striker and a defender in January, and that they intend to sell Franck Kessie in order to help fund that, with Wolves apparently interested.

The report even went as far as to claim that the Premier League side are ready to pay over €20million to land the Ivory Coast international, who was left out of the squad to face Juventus last weekend.

However, John Marshall spoke to TMW at the Wyscout Forum in Amsterdam and was asked about a couple of players, firstly Cutrone.

“He’s doing exactly what we expected,” he said, via MilanNews.it.

“He is settling well, the competition is strong but he is giving his contribution. He has everything to become more and more of a protagonist in our eyes.

“And besides, he is a player much loved by the fans. On the field he always gives everything, we are very happy with him.”

On the Kessie links over the summer, Marshall added: “There was an interest, but there was never a real negotiation.

“January bid? I don’t think so, we have so many players in midfield.”


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