CorSport: Milan likely to lose midfielder due to big gulf between offer and demand

By Oliver Fisher -

A big distance remains between AC Milan and Franck Kessie over the extension of his contract, according to a report.

This morning’s edition of il Corriere dello Sport (via MilanNews) has touched upon the negotiations for the renewal of Kessie’s contract, which is all set to expire in a few months with nothing to suggest that an extension is imminent nor that there is even any progress being made.

At the moment it seems more likely that the Ivorian will leave in June because there is a real gulf between the player’s requests of almost €8m net per season and what Milan are willing to offer, which is around €6m with bonuses.

Kessie has been with the Rossoneri since he joined from Atalanta in 2017 on a loan with obligation to buy deal, but the way things are heading it seems that his time at the club will come to an end after half a decade.

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  1. to build a dynasty or at least have a solid team year after year, you have to spend money and keep a core of players, the Rossoneri is the youngest team in Serie A even with oldtimers like Giroud and Ibra averaging in, and after years of being “mediocre”. You can have all the “great” players but if you have no chemistry, no team unity you will have no results, Look at Man. United. Wake up and PAY Kessie. The Scudetta is there for the taking this year…….and for years…… keep the core intact,players will want to stay even if it means slightly less money.

    1. You can easily say “wake up and just pay Kessie” because you’re NOT the one who spend money to pay him.

      And Milan did offer him money, from 2 million to 6.5 million and that is a BIG INCREASE.

      But the player performance is not stable. One day he is a hero but the next one he made a big blunder like the one he did against Atletico. To give him 9 million is crazy!

      1. If he wants 8 not 9 its reasonable unlike Donnarumma.

        40 yo Zlatan is on 7. Offer Kessie 7 with hefty bonuses for CL and he could be secured.

        Even signing him just to be able to sell with small clause is an option; 30m is better than nothing if we really dont want to pay any player that much

        1. @Stam

          8-9 million are not reasonable for Kessie mixed performance. If Milan give Kessie 8 million then all players like Leao, Bennacer, Theo, Romagnoli, etc will ask the same price. Milan would go bankrupt before you know it.

          And Zlatan deserve 7 million. He’s not just a legend who can still score a lot of goals but also a leader on and off the pitch. Before Zlatan arrives, a lot of young players including Kessie plays like garbage as if they don’t respect the shirt. But Zlatan arrived and he shapes those scared little boys into a warrior. Only 1 season Zlatan gave a big impact more than what Kessie did for Milan in the last 4 season.

      2. of course Kessie wants more, that is his negotiation tactic , and 6.5 is Milans …….”better the devil you know than the devil you don’t ” , “nous verrons”

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