Report: Spurs contact agent about Franck Kessie, Milan want £35m

Franck Kessie of AC Milan during the Serie A match between FC Internazionale and AC Milan at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on October 21, 2018 in Milan, Italy.

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly keen to bring in AC Milan's Franck Kessie.

Franck Kessie of AC Milan during the Serie A match between FC Internazionale and AC Milan at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on October 21, 2018 in Milan, Italy.

According to Tuttomercatoweb, Tottenham Hotspur have contacted Franck Kessie's agent about a potential summer move.

Spurs saw Mousa Dembele leave the club for a move to China last month, heading on to Guangzhou R&F despite Tottenham having no replacement lined up.

Tottenham must look for midfield help in the summer, preferably a player who can replicate Dembele's skill and poise on the ball as well as his ability to drive through midfield.

 

Now, Tuttomercatoweb report that Tottenham want AC Milan ace Franck Kessie, and have already contacted his agent in an attempt to discuss a potential summer move.

It's stated that Paris Saint-Germain are also keen on the Ivorian, so if Spurs want to do a deal, they may have to move quickly come the end of the season.

The report adds that Milan will activate their €20milion (£17.5million) purchase clause in Kessie's two-year loan from Atalanta, but then want €40million (£35million) in order to sell him.

Franck Kessie of AC Milan during the Serie A match between FC Internazionale and AC Milan at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on October 21, 2018 in Milan, Italy.

Whether Spurs are prepared to spend that kind of money remains to be seen, but Kessie would certainly fit the bill as a replacement for Dembele.

The 22-year-old has skill, pace, strength and work rate, offering the ideal box-to-box attributes, and after hitting three goals and two assists this season, Spurs should seriously consider splashing out on Kessie this summer.

Franck Kessie of AC Milan  during the Italian Serie A   match between Bologna v AC Milan at the San Siro on December 18, 2018 in Milan Italy

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