Wolves have €28m bid accepted for Arsenal, Tottenham target

Franck Kessie

Wolves appear to have beaten Arsenal and Tottenham to the signing of AC Milan midfield general Franck Kessie, with just personal terms yet to be agreed, a report claims.

There has been intense speculation surrounding Kessie this summer, despite him not having played a single preseason game yet due to African Cup of Nations commitments.

Interest from Arsenal and Spurs had been received, but it appears the West Midlands club have usurped their fellow Premier League rivals in the chase for Kessie.

SempreMilan, via SportItalia’s Alfredo Pedulla, claim that a bid of €25 million plus €3 million in add-ons has been greenlit by the Rossoneri.

The Ivory Coast international’s future at AC Milan appeared to be uncertain under new manager Marco Giampaolo, with the Italian reportedly having the final say on whether Kessie’s future would remain at the San Siro.

Pedulla tweeted: “Kessie, Wolverhampton offered 25 million plus 3 bonuses, a figure accepted by Milan,”

“But there is distance on the engagement and there is little time: Kessie earns 2.5 and asks for 4 per season, the offer is 2.7-2.8.”

Kessie would provide stern competition for Joao Moutinho, Ruben Neves and Leander Dendoncker who made his loan move to Molineux permanent earlier this summer.