Wolves will look to succeed where Tottenham and Arsenal failed by attempting to lure AC Milan’s midfield powerhouse Franck Kessie to the Premier League in January, claims multiple reports.
Kessie’s future with the Rossoneri appeared to be on borrowed time during the summer after incoming manager Marco Giampaolo had reportedly deemed the Ivory Coast international surplus to requirements in a packed midfield.
The two North London clubs, along with Wolves were the trio that appeared most likely to pull off the swoop for the 22-year-old with Wolves moving into pole position as the window approached deadline day.
Sportitalia (via SempreMilan) hinted that a fee in the region of €25m plus add-ons had been agreed for the Milan player, but that Kessie was reluctant to move, instead preferring to stay and fight for his place.
One obstacle that the Midlands club may have to overcome, however, is reported interest from Ligue 1 outfit Monaco in hijacking any potential deal.
The report from the AC Milan specialist website states that Monaco has also ‘agreed a fee for Kessie’ in the last window, meaning the final decision on which destination to take may come down to the player himself.
Should Kessie arrive at Molineux, he will provide much needed depth and competition in a squad that will be stretched with the addition of Europa League fixtures to their schedule.
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