From Spain: Real Madrid admirers of Milan midfielder and will open talks during friendly – swap not excluded

By Oliver Fisher -

Real Madrid are interested in signing AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie and intend to open talks, according to a report.

According to DefensaCentral, Kessié is a player that Carlo Ancelotti likes a lot and believes the Ivorian would be a top reinforcement for Real Madrid’s midfield. Los Blancos even plan to sit down with Milan executives during Sunday’s friendly between the two teams in Austria to discuss Kessie plus a number of other players such as Isco Alarcón, Dani Ceballos and/or Álvaro Odriozola.

Given Kessie’s conttract situation, Real Madrid wants to know if Milan are close to getting his renewal resolved or whether the Rossoneri would consider selling this summer, eager to know the asking price.

Relations are fluid between the two clubs and given Milan’s interest in various Real Madrid midfielders, it would not be unreasonable to think of a possible exchange swap deal, though there would be question marks related to the valuations of certain players.


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19 Comments

  1. abanjo2003 says:

    Lol Ceballos for Kessie?
    WTF

    1. vladaswg says:

      Vini Jr, Isco, Ceballos, Odriozola plus 50 million and we can talk. They can throw in Jovic and we’ll give them a 5 mill discount.

      1. Simmad says:

        Nice one!

  2. abanjo2003 says:

    75M or fuck off

    1. Adrian says:

      His current contract expires next year. If Real wants they can just get him for free next year with a double salary from what Milan gives. (if he goes in last 6 months of contract can sign a precontract with any team)

  3. Martin Bernhard says:

    The player made it pretty clear that he want to renew his contract and stay long term so i simply doesn’t see it happening and even if we were to part ways with him im fairly confident to say that we would demand a great amount paid upfront. It would be a blow to lose him as he is instrumental for the team and seeing ancelotti weakening the team and hampering our progress would be beyond what i can accept from such a highly esteemed former player and coach like him and quite frankly i would never see him in the same positive light as i currently do. in fact this i the kind of disloyalty i would expect from Leonardo trying to regularly trying to low bid our players and thereby potentially causing unrest within the squad.

  4. Rimp says:

    100M for Graelish? ….. soooo lets say 120M!

  5. Geekondrum says:

    Ancelloti is a Milanista and as such he would want to strike any deal that would hamper our chances of claiming scudetto this season.

    But ofcourse we all understand the business side of football. Sentiments aside, if an offer within €75-90m + a player insertion from madrid arrives and Milan are tempted to sell, then they should do so.

    1. Martin Bernhard says:

      In such circumstances like you paint i would be willing to listen but if madrid gets the player on demand from ancelotti and we get 25-35 mil i would be livid… atleast unless they remove their buyback clause in diaz ‘ deal + adding jovic and isco. That way the team would overall improve and we could instead get renato sanchez as his replacement.

  6. Rodger says:

    Sorry, time to get a signature or sell up. No point in having another situation drag on through the last year, when there’d be an opportunity to trade in for the long-term future.

    Although my preference would be not swapping him for one of the older high earners at Madrid, but take whatever cash they can afford and ask for some promising youth like Antonio Blanco, Sergio Arriba or even Kubo

  7. Opinion Varies says:

    If Madrid brings an offer of 50+ million,then I believe we should sell him。

  8. Nelli says:

    I’m sorry but this is a made up report. No way Milan go from he’s untouchable and want to offer him whatever he wants to “let’s swap him for Dani caballos” besides every PL league team wants him. He’s a €100 million player and Milan know it.

    1. Rimp says:

      I agree, and Milan need to build a long term core and Kessie is central to that.

      I really hope we go to a three man central defense because I really think Romagnoli should be a central figure at Milan too – Renew!!

  9. Rimp says:

    I agree, and Milan need to build a long term core and Kessie is central to that.

    I really hope we go to a three man central defense because I really think Romagnoli should be a central figure at Milan too – Renew!!

    1. Nelli says:

      Yep same page. Romagnoli to me is a great complement to have part of a regular rotation with Kjaer and Tomori as each has different traits which give Pioli greater tactical options. Also I’m starting to think Romagnoli would be a fit as a DM in a three man midfield flanked by Bennacer and Kessie as B2B midfielders. He’s good with the ball at his feet and can cover allowing Theo and Calabria to push further up. Anyway lots of reasons to resign him.

  10. Spencer says:

    I swear if milan sell Kessie to Madrid I’m so done with the team. That would just show how unambitious this mgt is. For once after almost a decade we are trying to build a team and get our lives back, then we do something stupid like this?? Big teams hold on to their best players for a reason.

  11. Shal says:

    Wtf? He is the best midback in Serie A, and the whole ACM defense depends on him. Selling him is a 2 season backward regress, with losing everything we’ve already built. The price should be at least 120 euro.

  12. USC says:

    Guys, take about 12 steps back.

    “Real Madrid wants to know if Milan are close to getting his renewal resolved or whether the Rossoneri would consider selling this summer.” It would be malpractice from Real Madrid to not fact find on Kessie. It would also be malpractice and poor relationship management from Milan to not take the meeting.

    This is what happens all the time. There is nothing actionable here. At all.

  13. I am Forzza says:

    really a lot of kids in one place, which you write about and fantasize about

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