Report: €30m Milan man wants to leave in January amid Napoli and Arsenal links

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie wants to leave the club in January amid strong links with a move to Napoli, a report claims.

Gennaro Gattuso officially replaced Carlo Ancelotti at Napoli on Wednesday, with the latter having been relieved of his duties just moments after steering Napoli into the Champions League knockout stages courtesy of a 4-0 win over Genk.

TMW (via MilanNews.it) then reported that Rino has already told president Aurelio De Laurentiis that Kessie is top of the list of his targets for January.

La Gazzetta dello Sport’s Nicolo Schira went one further by adding that the first contacts have been made between Napoli and Kessie’s representatives, but Daniele Longo claims that it will take a bid of €30m for Milan to consider selling.

According to Naples-based outlet Radio Marte – as cited by @homeofmilan on Twitter – the Ivorian has confirmed his desire to leave Milan in search of a new opportunity in the upcoming window.

In addition, they add that Gattuso is keen on reuniting with the former Atalanta man, with the pair having worked together at San Siro already.

Other teams are interested though, as Calciomercato.it recently reported that four Premier League sides are interested in Kessie: Arsenal, Spurs, West Ham and Wolves, the latter being the most serious.

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