Di Marzio: Disagreements with Maldini could spell end for midfielder’s Milan career

By Oliver Fisher -

Sky Italia journalist Gianluca Di Marzio has offered an insight as to why Franck Kessie’s relationship with AC Milan has broken down.

The Ivory Coast international only joined permanently from Atalanta this summer following the conclusion of his two-year loan deal (with obligation to buy) from Atalanta.

However, he has come under fire for his performances so far this season, first under Marco Giampaolo then under new boss Stefano Pioli.

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.

That hasn’t stopped links with other clubs though, as Calciomercato.it stated earlier in the week that four Premier League sides are interested in Kessie: Arsenal, Spurs, West Ham and – above all – Wolves.

Di Marzio has revealed to Sky (via MilanNews.it) that Kessie’s attitude could be the reason his Milan career ends in January.

“Pioli excluded him against Juventus, because he wants a different attitude on the part of the Ivorian,” he said.

“He has always been on the market, he has never been unsellable. After the fight with Biglia and some disagreements with Maldini, something broke in the relationship with the Rossoneri.

“We need to see if the January market can present interesting opportunities for him and for Milan.”


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