Repubblica: Spurs willing to offer midfielder they paid €72m for in deal for Kessie

By Oliver Fisher -

Spurs will include midfielder Tanguy Ndombele as part of a bid to try and sign Franck Kessie this summer, according to a report.

Kessie has entered his final year of contract at Milan and Paolo Maldini has been tasked with agreeing a renewal while remaining within the financial parameters dictated by American owners Elliott Management, who do not want to pay huge salaries.

La Repubblica (via SportWitness) writes that Spurs are trying to sign the 24-year-old having sensed an opening, as Kessie convinced with the latest renewal offer proposed by the Rossoneri management.

Milan do want to repeat the Gianluigi Donnarumma and Hakan Çalhanoğlu situation as they left for free, but it is not stated if the club will offer a better contract or look to cash in to avoid losing him for free.

Interestingly, the paper claims that Spurs will ‘try to buy the player’ before the window ends by inserting Tanguy Ndombele as part of the operation, a midfielder who cost €62m plus €10m in bonuses when he signed from Lyon (as per Wikipedia).

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  1. Tanguy Ndombele earns around 12 mil euros a year at tottenham so even if they are trying to facilitate such kind of deal according to media reports the feasibility of it can easily be shot down in a matter of a blink of an eye.

  2. Tanguy Ndombele was one of the midfielders in Europe when he was playing for Lyon, but when he moved to spurs his career destroyed by Mourinho. The coach prefer hojberg and Winks as double pivot. His quality is better than bakayoko

  3. Spurs are not going to pay a dime given the Kessie ‘s contract situation and player’ s attitude. In addition, they want to load us with unwanted players. Probably, Kessie will sign with Spurs in January. Meanwhile, it is interesting to see Milan management attitude toward this saga. I would bring Kamara and not use Kessie a single match unless his renewal. See Torino behavior towards Belotti

  4. Sell Kessie…Better than losing him for free.
    Ndombele is young and athletic and he fits in with Bakayoko and Theo

  5. I’m still baffled by Kessie’s attitude! Thought he said it was Milan for life! Some people even wanted Milan to handover the captain band to him when Calabria has proven to be the real Mr Milan! Now, is he worth it??! Calabria’s contract talk didn’t exceed 2-3days. We should just sell him if he doesn’t renew in 2-3days…. We could get Vlasic and Kamara with the money! We should only have players who’s worth the AC Milan jersey!

  6. Tell Spurs €65 mil or shut up. If Elliott don’t want to pay Kessie more than €5,5 million a year then sign him for whatever he wants and start talking to Liverpool or Real Madrid

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