AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie wants a move to the Premier League next summer, and Chelsea, Manchester United, and Liverpool are all expected to battle it out for his signature.
The 24-year old’s current deal at the San Siro expires at the end of the current campaign, meaning that he can start discussions with foreign clubs in January.
The Serie A side have offered the Ivorian a new deal, but he has rejected it, prioritising a move to England instead next summer, although Milan have not yet given up hope he could still be persuaded to stay.
He is likely to attract suitors from elsewhere as well, with both Bayern Munich and PSG also monitoring his situation, but the Premier League remains his preference at this stage.
After a dip in form, Kessie made 37 league matches last season for Milan, helping them gain Champions League football, and has also been involved in all of the club’s last five matches in this current campaign.
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