Premier League side West Ham United have been offered the chance to sign midfielder Franck Kessie from AC Milan this month, a report claims.
Kessie has had a starting spot for the majority of the season so far and appears to have nailed down a place in the XI next to Ismael Bennacer following the Rossoneri’s switch to a 4-4-2 formation in recent weeks.
However, speculation surrounding the Ivorian’s future has been rumbling since the summer, when a number of outlets suggested he could be sold for the right price.
According to the London Evening Standard, West Ham have been offered the chance to sign Kessie and are now considering their response, with manager David Moyes desperate to reinforce his options in midfield.
The report adds that Kessie is keen on a move to the Premier League and that intermediaries have been ‘sounding out sides in England, including West Ham, to see if a deal is conceivable’.
The Hammers did want Gedson Fernandes – a player linked with Milan – but he completed a £56m move to Spurs last week (roughly €65m, as per the Telegraph).
A report from HITC suggests that Milan could demand anywhere in the region of £27m (€32m) for the 23-year-old, given that’s the investment they agreed upon to sign him from Atalanta, when factoring in the two-year loan fee as well.