CM: Milan set asking price for midfielder amid Arsenal and Spurs links

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan have set their minimum asking price for Franck Kessie amid links with a move to the Premier League, a report claims.

Kessie was left out of Milan’s squad to face Juventus last weekend, with Milan’s sporting director Ricky Massara confirming that it was due to his poor levels of training.

Meanwhile, Calciomercato.it reported earlier this week that four Premier League sides are interested in Kessie: Arsenal, Spurs, West Ham and Wolves, the latter being the most serious.

Di Marzio then revealed to Sky (via MilanNews.it) that Kessie’s attitude could be the reason his Milan career ends in January, as he has had numerous disagreements with Paolo Maldini.

Now, Calciomercato.com have offered their take on the situation by claiming that there are ‘several options’ for the Ivorian in January, but Milan are aware they cannot sell him cheap and record a loss on the balance sheet.

The report notes that the 22-year-old was purchased on June 2, 2017 on a two-year loan with an obligation to buy, and the total cost of the transaction was €32million.

As of June 30 this year, the residual cost of its card was €19.2m and as of December 31, when the market opens its residual balance sheet value will be €16m due to amortisation.

This is why the Rossoneri are aiming to sell Kessie for €25m, as they would therefore record a capital gain of €9m.

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