CM: Monaco’s bid for Kessie arrives; player demanding big pay rise

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan do not consider midfielder Franck Kessie unsellable but time is running out to complete a deal, according to a report.

Despite interest from England earlier in the window it appeared that Kessie was all set to stay, but reports emerged earlier in the week claiming that Milan are in talks with Monaco over a €20m deal.

Milan even reportedly ‘begun talks’ with some of his potential replacements, and now have provided their take on the situation.

They confirm that Monaco have made contact with Milan over a potential deal for the 22-year-old, however given that there is little time to source a replacement, it will be a difficult swoop to pull off.

In addition, an important offer is needed to convince Kessie to leave Italy in terms of salary.

The first bid from the Ligue 1 side from Monaco was €23million, but was understandably deemed too low by the Rossoneri management, who only just completed his permanent purches for €24m. 

Kessie meanwhile will only consider leaving Milan for either a higher wage or a bigger club, as was made evident by his decision to reject moves to China and Wolves.

His current salary is €2.5m-a-year, so he would need a raise to €4million to consider a move to France.

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