MN: Glimmer of hope emerges in Kessie saga after Maldini’s words – the stance of the parties

By Oliver Fisher -

A small glimmer of hope has opened up for AC Milan in their chances of keeping Franck Kessie, according to a report.

The situation surrounding Kessie has been well documented by now, as the Ivorian midfielder is on a contract which expires at the end of the season and he continues to be strongly linked with a number of other clubs given that there is nothing to suggest a renewal is imminent or even that positive talks have been held.

According to the latest from MilanNews, Kessie’s requests remain high as he wanted €7m net per season as the fixed amount with up to €1.5m in bonuses, while the offer on the table from Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara is to triple his current €2.2m salary.

Paolo Maldini spoke to Prime Video about the situation before the game: “We have been talking about it for a long time, there will be an opportunity to meet once again with his agent and we will decide in all serenity.”

The report mentions how the words from the technical director are an admission that the negotiation is rather complicated, but that there are a few small glimmers of a positive outcome.

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