The chances of Franck Kessie leaving Milan are substantially higher than the hopes of him staying, according to one journalist.
Kessie’s contract expires at the end of the season and he is seemingly no nearer to extending his deal, with a number of clubs abroad being linked to him now.
This morning’s edition of il Corriere della Sera (via MilanNews) talked about the negotiation for the extension of the 24-year-old’s contract and claimed that there is an ‘enormous distance’ between the two parties on salary figure.
Football Italia spoke to Calciomercato.com journalist Daniele Longo about the chances of Kessie signing a new contract but also if he could leave during the January window amid reports that Barcelona are preparing a bid.
“As far as we know, there isn’t a chance to see Kessié leave in January. However, there is a 75% chance he won’t extend his contract with Milan, so he would leave the club as a free agent in the summer. Barcelona, PSG, Manchester United and Tottenham are all ready to secure his service at the end of the season,” he said.
Kessie has been with Milan since he joined from Atalanta on a two-year loan with obligation to buy back in 2017.
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