CM: Milan set asking price for Franck Kessie as Napoli rumours persist

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan have made their stance on Franck Kessie clear amid speculation Gennaro Gattuso could try and bring him to Napoli, a report claims.

Former Milan boss Gattuso looks set to replace another ex-Rossonero in Carlo Ancelotti at Napoli, with the former Chelsea and PSG boss having been relieved of his duties just moments after steering Napoli into the Champions League knockout stages courtesy of a 4-0 destruction of Genk.

TMW (via MilanNews.it) then reported that Rino has already informed president Aurelio De Laurentiis of who he wants as his first purchase: Milan midfielder Franck Kessie.

Now, Calciomercato.com’s Daniele Longo has provided an update on the situation outlining Milan’s stance on the Ivorian, who has been in and out of the team this season under Marco Giampaolo and Stefano Pioli.

Their report claims that Kessie has never held back while with Milan, playing even when he wasn’t 100% fit, and that all coaches have recognised the dynamism, strength and tactical balance he brings.

What was missing was the attention to detail, but stories from Milanello tell of a work aimed at improving this aspect, and Pioli has repaid his efforts by starting him in the last two games.

For the Milan leadership however their stance is clear: they would only consider a sale of the 22-year-old if €30million was offered, though it is not beyond the realms of possibility that Napoli make an attempt in January.


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