Manchester United, Barcelona ‘handed Franck Kessie boost’

Manchester United, Barcelona ‘handed Franck Kessie boost’

The agent of AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie has suggested that his client will leave San Siro on a free transfer unless the Italian club significantly improve their contract offer.
Kessie’s current deal is due to expire next June, and a number of clubs, including Manchester United and Barcelona, are said to be determined to sign the Ivory Coast international.

The 24-year-old’s agent George Atangana has now revealed that Milan’s offer is some way short of their salary expectations, which could lead to the midfielder leaving on a free.

“An important player needs a contract that is up to his standards. There was a formal offer from the club and a request from the agent, but we are talking about figures a long way off what you are referring to [£6.5m a year],” Atangana told Calciomercato.

“For too long people have been saying things in the wrong way. I am sorry for those who read these stories and believe them to be true.”

Kessie – also linked with Chelsea, Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain – has scored 30 goals and registered 15 assists in 191 appearances for Milan in all competitions.