Transfer News: Liverpool set to offer contract for Franck Kessie
Having burst onto the scenes at Atalanta BC, Kessie has been one of the best central defenders on display in Serie A over the past couple of years. The 24-year-old signed for AC Milan in 2017, on a two-year loan deal, which was made permanent in the summer of 2019.
During the four-year period, Kessie has 184 appearances for the Rossoneri, scoring 30 goals and setting up 15 more for his teammates to date. The midfielder was a permanent fixture in the middle of the park for Rossoneri in 2020/21, helping them to a spot in the UEFA Champions League for next season.
However, Kessie’s future at San Siro is a major doubt with his contract with AC Milan expiring next year. Discussions have been held over a new deal, but they haven’t proven fruitful as of yet, opening up a window of opportunity for clubs to sign the Ivory Coast international this summer.
And, Liverpool are one such team that are looking to make a move for Kessie this summer. The Reds are in the market for reinforcements in the middle of the park following the exit of Georginio Wijnaldum, who left for PSG on a free transfer.
Kessie, given his all-action style of play, would be an excellent acquisition for the Merseyside giants. To that end, Liverpool are now said to have even tabled a contract offer for the AC Milan superstar worth £7m-a-year.
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Milan, as per the report, will make life difficult for Liverpool in pursuit of Kessie, despite having offered a new contract worth £5m per season. It now remains to be seen how this transfer saga takes shape in the coming days.