CM: Milan and Spurs reach agreement over Kessie deal but his stance has disrupted everything | OneFootball
CM: Milan and Spurs reach agreement over Kessie deal but his stance has disrupted everything
AC Milan and Tottenham found an agreement over the transfer of Franck Kessie but the player has rejected the move, according to a report.
According to Calciomercato.com, Spurs boss Antonio Conte has identified Kessie as ‘the perfect profile’ to arrive in January and bolster a team that has top four aspirations, and he was so insistent that it prompted Fabio Paratici to step on the accelerator.
The former Juventus director immediately begun talks with Milan and after a few days of negotiations, the two clubs reached an agreement for the immediate transfer of the Ivorian. However, it was Kessie himself who put a spanner in the works.
That is because the 25-year-old intends to honour his contract with the Rossoneri and stay until the end of the season, with the Scudetto challenge deemed ‘too important an incentive’ for the midfielder, who is currently at the African Cup of Nations.
This is also a factor, because he is unable to concentrate mentally on market issues while he is representing his country. Talks can be resumed in June, but Kessié has made it known that until that date he intends to give his best for Milan.
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