AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie has revealed that the club asked him to stay amid links with a move to France.
French outlet RMC Sport (via GFFN) followed that up on Tuesday by stating that Kessie remains at the top of the Ligue 1 club’s wishlist.
On Wednesday, it was even suggested by La Repubblica (via Calciomertcato.com) that Milan and Monaco had struck an agreement for Kessie believed to be €25m plus bonuses.
Kessie made his first start of the season for Milan on Saturday evening as the Rossoneri won 1-0 against Brescia at San Siro.
After the game he discussed his future in the mixed zone (via Calciomercato.com), seemingly confirming he will stay.
He said: “Milan never told me to leave. On the contrary, they asked me to stay.
“I still want to give a lot, I’m very happy at Milan.”