AC Milan are eager to keep midfielder Franck Kessie and are plotting a renewal to secure his future, according to a report.
The Ivorian got Milan out of trouble against Udinese by scoring his ninth goal of an extraordinary season from the penalty spot and in the 97th minute too. He scores at the rate of a striker but also commands the midfield as he should
According to Calciomercato.com, CEO Ivan Gazidis has given a mandate to Maldini and Massara to carry on the negotiations for Kessie’s contract extension. The first contacts with his agent began in January, and now Milan are entering the operational phase with the idea of renewing him until 2025 with a well-deserved pay rise from the current €2.2m net per season to €3m plus bonuses.
The report adds how Kessie is very attached to Milan, he has always reiterated that he wants to stay there for a long time and that has not changed. Maldini and Massara are confident about his renewal, and they see him as a key piece to armour while situations like that of Donnarumma and Calhanoglu must be avoided.
Inter made two concrete attempts to satisfy a specific request from Antonio Conte: last January the exchange proposal with Vecino, then a new September attempt. Nothing doing, because Kessie wants Milan.