AC Milan are set to accelerate talks over the renewal of midfielder Franck Kessie amid interest from abroad, a report claims.
Kessie has become the backbone of Pioli’s midfield and has been – according to many – Milan’s best player in the 2020-21 season. The stats prove just how important he has been to the team as well, as he ranks top among Serie A midfielders in three different categories.
MilanNews writes that feeling is that the negotiations over his renewal will go on for a long time, but given the importance of the player it would be appropriate to close the discussion immediately.
He could be offered the captaincy as a sweetener in the deal, because who wears the armband seems destined to change this summer. In the background there are some clubs sniffing a potential free transfer opportunity given his deal expires in 2022, with Leonardo’s PSG in the front row.