Recent reports suggest that Tottenham and Inter Milan are both interested in signing Franck Kessie this summer. The AC Milan midfielder has been playing for Barcelona in recent months due to the club’s injury woes, but he is not considered “non-transferable”. The Ivorian has attracted attention from both Tottenham and Inter Milan in the past, with the Italian club reportedly entering the race for his signature.
According to sources, Xavi Hernandez blocked Tottenham’s approach for Kessie in January as he couldn’t find a replacement for him. However, the situation has changed, and Kessie may be allowed to leave this summer, as Barcelona looks to trim its wage bill. Though the Catalan club is happy with Kessie’s professionalism, they are said to be making “painful decisions” in the summer to address their current financial situation. This could lead to Kessie being one of the players who will be sold.
Representatives from Inter Milan recently met with Barcelona officials to discuss the possibility of signing Kessie. The Italian club is confident of completing the transfer this summer. Barcelona is reportedly willing to negotiate and would only consider a permanent sale. Tottenham is aware of the situation and has already made an approach to Barcelona. The transfer could be fast-tracked once the La Liga side communicates its final decision regarding Kessie.
Kessie has been in impressive form for AC Milan, scoring 30 goals in 186 appearances across all competitions. His performances have caught the attention of several top European clubs, including Tottenham and Inter Milan. The 24-year-old midfielder’s versatility in the middle of the park makes him an attractive proposition for any team looking to strengthen their midfield.
In conclusion, the battle for Kessie’s signature between Tottenham and Inter Milan is shaping up to be an interesting transfer saga this summer. With Barcelona looking to reduce their wage bill, it remains to be seen where the Ivorian will end up. However, his talent and experience make him a valuable asset for any team looking to bolster their midfield.