Franck Kessie directly discusses Spurs rumours, a day after they returned

Frank Kessie of AC Milan in action during the Serie A match between Frosinone Calcio and AC Milan at Stadio Benito Stirpe on December 26, 2018 in Frosinone, Italy.

Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with AC Milan's Franck Kessie.

Frank Kessie of AC Milan looks on during the Serie A match between Bologna FC and AC Milan at Stadio Renato Dall'Ara on December 18, 2018 in Bologna, Italy.

AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie told Sport Mediaset in Italy last night that he is happy at the San Siro amid new talk of a move to Tottenham Hotspur.

Kessie, 22, has been impressing in Italy, and after starring with Atalanta, he penned a two-year loan deal with Milan in the summer of 2017.

The Ivorian has racked up more than 80 appearances for Milan, scoring eight goals as he has emerged as one of the top young box-to-box midfielders in Europe.

 

Kessie's loan is set to become permanent this summer, and even before that has been completely finalised, he is already being linked away elsewhere.

Tuttomercatoweb reported on Tuesday that Tottenham have initiated contact with Kessie's agent about a possible summer move, with Milan looking for around £35million.

Kessie would fit the bill perfectly as a replacement for Mousa Dembele in the Spurs midfield, after he left Tottenham for Guangzhou R&F in the January transfer window.

Frank Kessie of AC Milan in action during the Serie A match between Frosinone Calcio and AC Milan at Stadio Benito Stirpe on December 26, 2018 in Frosinone, Italy.

Now, Kessie has directly responded to the rumours about a move to Spurs, pointing out that he will have a five year deal with Milan to come and wants to stay to return to the Champions League under Gennaro Gattuso, meaning Spurs may have to look elsewhere.

“The rumours about Chelsea and Tottenham? I have 5 years of contract and I'm happy at Milan,” said Kessie. “There's a great coach who's doing things well, with all of us, with all the players. to return to the Champions League and I want to keep on growing it,” he added.

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.

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