Lille president discusses the future of midfield star amid ‘normal’ Milan links

By Isak Möller -

In the last few weeks, AC Milan have been linked with Renato Sanches. Franck Kessie’s contract will expire in the summer and should he leave for free, then the Rossoneri need a capable replacement for the midfield. 

Indeed, the contractual situation of Kessie remains complicated and it’s only logical that Paolo Maldini is looking around on the market. Losing the Ivorian would be a huge blow, especially if he leaves on a free, but they have to make the best out of it.

As said, Sanches has been mentioned as an option for the potential post-Kessie era and it’s a player that has impressed lately. Speaking to Tuttosport, as cited by MilanNews, Lille president Olivier Letang discussed the Milan rumours.

“Here, he has made a lot of progress but he has to keep improving. He is a player with incredible qualities and he is also a great person. It is normal that top clubs like Milan are interested. We will see what the future will tell us. My priority is not individual cases but the club’s goals at the end of the season,” he stated.

It remains to be seen if the Rossoneri will make a move for the Lille man, especially since they have such good relations with the French side. And Letang didn’t exactly close the door for a transfer.

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  1. If we got this guy, kept Kessie and got Belotti and Bremer in the summer we would have a complete team of players entering their prime.
    We could squeze them all together in one XI under 3-5-2, with Leao playing a role similar to year ago to Belotti with Giroud as backup, and Colombo to learn.

    Then Romagnoli is good as anchor CB solving his current problem. Theo can stay more offensive. Even Saladmaker would play to his strengths, as a backup to Sanches more in the centre with Kalulu on the wide. Tonali switching with Adli as playmakers, a role the latter favors.

    Ready to compete for the price of 45-50 millions. While we could leave Pobega one more year on loan to cut Bremer price and not make Bakayoko / Krunic waste a spot until 23.

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