Report: Club willing to sell £27m man to cut wage bill, with West Ham interested

AC Milan's Ivorian midfielder Franck Kessie (L) vies for the ball with Tottenham Hotspur's British midfileder Oliver Skipp during the International Champions Cup friendly football match...

West Ham United are said to be interested in bringing Franck Kessie to the London Stadium.

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 Calcio Mercato, AC Milan are willing to sell Franck Kessie this month, as West Ham United continue to be linked with the midfielder.

The London Evening Standard suggest that West Ham are interested in the £27 million midfielder (TeamTalk), with David Moyes looking to strengthen his midfield.

West Ham are yet to make a bid for Kessie, but if they do it seems that they could make a breakthrough.


Reports in Italy suggest that Milan want to get rid of Kessie, as they are aiming to reduce their wage bill.

Kessie has actually played regularly for Milan this term, so the their willingness to sell may come as a bit of a surprise.

The Ivorian would surely improve West Ham’s midfield if he was to sign up.

Franck Kessie of AC Milan is challenged by Mirco Antenucci of Spal during the Serie A match between Spal and AC Milan at Stadio Paolo Mazza on May 26, 2019 in Ferrara, Italy.

West Ham currently have the likes of Mark Noble, Declan Rice and Carlos Sanchez who can all play in midfield, but Kessie could add increased strength and energy.

And the deal really does seem to have legs at this point, with West Ham still looking to make additions before the end of the month.

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