CM: €8m Spurs offer and a distance to be bridged – Milan face a battle to keep star man

By Oliver Fisher -

As the transfer window slammed shut yesterday night, AC Milan have still got a task to complete: renew Franck Kessie’s contract as soon as possible.

Given that Kessie’s contract expires in June 2022, there will be no rest for the management who – after sitting around negotiating tables over transfers for the past three months – must sit at the table again to try and finally reach an agreement over an extension.

Calciomercato.com writes how the ‘battle front’ is about to begin for Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara, who of course want to move forward together with the Ivorian midfielder given his immense importance to the squad, but there is a lot of distance between the parties at the moment.

With only four months left before the 24-year-old can sign a pre-contract with another club in view of the 2022-23 campaign and with Tottenham ready to make an offer of €8m net per season a to the player, the deal is anything but simple to manage and the race is on.


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10 Comments

  1. Shiva says:

    There is no battle, there should be no negotiating. Make your offer, make it as high as you’re willing to go and make it final. If he rejects it, withdraw it and bench him, heck don’t bench him, put him on the stands. No more offers and no more nothing. Let see who will sign him after full year of no playtime.

    1. Opinion Varies says:

      The truth is It’s past time for management to develop some balls and crack down on these players.

    2. Vero Rossonero says:

      I kind of agree with this. It depends on how Bennacer fairs this year. If he’s hampered by injuries/poor form I say play Kessie and Tonali. We want to make sure we qualify for the CL again, even if this means playing a player on an expiring contract. The alternative is Bakayoko-Tonali and I get a feeling that duo should not be first choice.

      1. milanfan says:

        yeah Bennacer is not at his best form still…

    3. milanfan says:

      yeah Milan should make a final offer if he declines it put him out of the team for a year.. 🙁 come on kessie dont do this to us u said you would sign and youlove Milan… we love you Kessie!!

    4. crorossonero says:

      Exactly, Bakayoko can play as well, he isn’t a bad player. If he won’t sign a contract that is 7M per year maybe he shouldn’t play for one season, see how will that help him in his career. He can sign and still leave next summer, but for a nice transfer fee. What I don’t understand is why are news reporters writing that he would go to Tottenham. No one ever picked them and never will. He can pick from way better clubs. 😀

  2. DP says:

    Il falso presidente?

  3. Juro says:

    We should try and sign Kamara at all costs to a per-contract agreement in January in case Kessie leaves for free, which seems more likely than not unfortunately….

  4. Aqui_Pab says:

    La dirigencia y kessie deberían de sentarse, (si es que no quiere renovar) buscar la opción que le agrade a kessie y venderlo para que no pasar lo mismo que los nombres anteriores…

  5. Michael Ferrero says:

    Football died this summer ….. and money killed the game.
    Next summer will be even worse …. the rich teams become stronger and the poor clubs become a good hunting ground for them …

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