MN24: Replacement identified as Arsenal ready €20m bid for Milan powerhouse

By Oliver Fisher -

Arsenal are getting ready to make a bid for AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie in the upcoming transfer window, a report claims.

Despite the fact that he has held a starting spot alongside Ismael Bennacer fairly consistently over the last few months, doubts remain about whether Kessie will stay with the Rossoneri beyond the summer.

Milan continue to be linked with a number of high-profile midfield targets including Sandro Tonali of Brescia, Florentino Luis of Benfica and Teun Koopmeiners of AZ Alkmaar – all of whom would be likely to start over Kessie under Ralf Rangnick.

According to MilanNews24, Kessie is still in the sights of Arsenal, and the 23-year-old could leave for the English capital this summer. The Gunners are increasingly tempted to launch a bid but they are not willing to offer more than €20m.

This is a figure that the Rossoneri could also accept if Rangnick were to have other plans for the midfield. That nest egg could be reinvested for Red Bull Salzburg star Domink Szoboslai, a pupil of the German manager.

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