AC Milan are virtually resigned to losing Franck Kessie on a free transfer when his contract expires at the end of June, according to reports.
Today’s edition of il Corriere dello Sport (via MilanNews) claims that the management could make a last attempt to keep the Ivorian midfielder but it is unlikely to be successful, because at the moment there is too much distance between the offer on the table and the demand of the player.
The 25-year-old continues to ask for over €8m net per season, a figure that Milan has no intention of offering to him even if he has established himself as one of the best midfielders in the league over the past couple of years.
Tuttosport (via MilanNews) are reporting exactly the same, in that Kessie wants €8m per year to stay and as things stand he will leave on a free just as Donnarumma and Calhanoglu did last season. It is not yet clear where he will go, but in the meantime he will continue to give 100% to try and sign off his time at Milan with a trophy.