AC Milan want to make sure that Franck Kessie remains a key part of their squad for years to come, according to a report.
The Ivorian has become an untouchable part of Stefano Pioli’s starting XI and is excelling in the double pivot alongside Ismael Bennacer, and with his contract expiring in June 2022 il Corriere dello Sport (via MilanLive) reports that Milan’s intention is to lock him down as soon as possible.
Milan do not want to repeat the situation they find themselves in with Gianluigi Donnarumma and Hakan Calhanoglu, i.e. negotiating six months from the deadline, and therefore could soon resume the discussions with Kessie’s agent.
At the end of 2020 there was talk of first contacts between Paolo Maldini and the entourage of Kessie to plan the renewal, with figures being discussed that will be touched upon again. Milan want to extend the agreement with the former Atalanta star until 2024 or 2025, the paper adds.
Kessie receives €2.2m net per season, which could rise to at least €3m when factoring in bonuses too. English clubs are interested in the 23-year-old, but Milan are confident.
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