AC Milan have had initial talks with the agent of Franck Kessie over the possible extension of his contract, according to a report.
The Ivorian has found himself at the centre of a lot of speculation in recent windows regarding a possible exit. This time, however, it seems as though things will be different.
Alongside Ismael Bennacer, Kessie has become a crucial cog of Stefano Pioli’s midfield system, forming an excellent double pivot with the Algerian that protects the back four.
According to Calciomercato.com, Milan are in the market for a midfielder in the summer window, but only one who will be a deputy to Kessie who has become untouchable in the starting XI.
Despite the fact his performances have been inconsistent over his three-year spell at San Siro, Kessie continued to attract the interest of various teams, even in Italy. In the last two transfer windows Napoli first and then Inter carried out surveys with the entourage of the Ivorian to understand the feasibility of a possible operation.
The report adds how the Nerazzurri have never stopped following Kessie and Antonio Conte has indicated to the management that he would be a perfect fit for Inter’s midfield.
However, a first meeting took place in the last few days between Milan and Kessie’s agent Atangana, with his contract set to expire in June 2022.