Sky: Reasons for Kessie’s €9m demands outlined as Barcelona, Man Utd and Inter hover

By Oliver Fisher -

Several clubs have taken an interest in signing Franck Kessie on a free transfer as a big gap remains between his demands and AC Milan’s offer, a report claims.

Sky Sport reports that Milan are still working to extend the contract of Kessié but his stay is far from obvious. Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara have made an offer worth €6.5m net per season including bonuses but the Ivorian asked for €9m because he wants to be the highest paid player in the squad.

He considers himself to be one of the strongest midfielders at the international level, which is why the likes of PSG, Barcelona and Manchester United have taken an interest in signing him but also Inter, looking to repeat a Calhanoglu-esque coup.

If Kessie were to decide not to renew, Milan could consider possible offers for a sale in January but this seems unlikely at the moment, and in doing so they could bring forward the arrival of Adli from Bordeaux.

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  1. If it is true that he asked to be the highest paid I’d show him and his agent the door and tell him to find a new club in January or he will spend the rest of the season with Primavera. He is gone for Afcon anyway, will be without him for some time.

  2. What the hell is he puffing on? He’s not even the best midfielder in the current team! Tonali and Bennacer have proven to be equally strong in tackles, less prone to mistakes, and can shoot well on target as well take set pieces.

  3. $9M salary! Even higher than Ibra says it all. Hardly anyone after leaving Milan went on to be even better, most end up bench warmers eg kaka and sheva.

  4. On what grounds is he asking for a salary raise to 9M ? He is the one who keeps costing us one match after the other. He will definitely cost us the Scudetto if he keeps featuring in the starting 11, and then he will join us the team that wins the winning team at the end of the season.

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