AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie is still on the market as things stand, according to the latest reports.
La Gazzetta dello Sport reported towards the end of the summer mercato that Kessie is one of three players the club were looking to sell prior to the close of the window.
He did come close to an exit, with La Repubblica (via Calciomertcato.com) stating that Milan and Monaco had agreed a fee for Kessie believed to be €25m plus bonuses.
Premier League side Wolves were also strongly linked, however reports claimed that the 22-year-old is asking for €4million-a-year to leave the Rossoneri, a huge increase on his current €2.2m salary.
Now, Calciomercato.com have offered an update on the situation surrounding Kessie by claiming that he has been ‘stimulated’ by the idea of having to fight for his place in the first team.
The report adds that despite offers coming in from China, Monaco and Wolves, a decision on the future of the player has been postponed to January or June.
The existence of Rade Krunic, Fabio Borini, Giacomo Bonaventura, Hakan Calhanoglu and Lucas Paquetà means that the Ivorian will have to work hard for his spot – but he is ‘not scared’.
In the next five months the player is aiming to prove his worth to the club, and is even thinking about the reward of a new deal.