Tuttosport: Milan happy to sell €32m signing on one condition amid Everton, Newcastle links

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are willing to sell midfielder Franck Kessie this summer, a report claims, amid rumours of interest from clubs in Italy and abroad.

Despite having held down a spot in the starting XI for the vast majority of this season, there are still doubts about the future of the Ivorian.

He arrived back in 2017 on a two-year loan with obligation to buy from rivals Atalanta, and after a promising start he has not developed into the midfield powerhouse the club and its fans were expecting.

On Monday, it was reports that Newcastle have seen an offer rejected for the 23-year-old, while interest from Everton and Napoli was mentioned in the same report.

Now, Tuttosport (via MilanNews) have provided a short update by confirming that Kessie remains on the market and is not considered unsellable by any means. 

Milan are indeed willing to sell Kessie in the coming months, but only in the face of cash offers and not loans with options or possible swap deals. The fee must be one that ensures Milan do not record a loss on the balance sheet too, the paper adds.

As per Calciomercato.com, Kessie was purchased from Atalanta for a total of €32million when factoring in the paid loan, option to buy and bonuses that have accrued over the years, and now his residual value on the balance sheet is €12.8million.

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