According to Milan Live, Newcastle are interested in making a move for AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie this summer.
United are said to be one of a number of Premier League teams interested in signing the Ivorian central midfielder.
The report from Milan Live states that Kessie’s characteristics as a player “marry perfectly” with the Premier League. Interestingly, he has been nicknamed ‘Franck the Tank’ by sections of the Milan fanbase.
Milan Live also state that “will certainly be among the protagonists of the next transfer market” in the chase for Kessie’s signature.
Kessie has reportedly been linked with the likes of Arsenal, Tottenham, Wolves and West Ham in the past – so United likely won’t be alone in the chase for his signature.
The Ivorian will reportedly set Newcastle back a fee in the region of €30m – which would make him the clubs second most expensive signing of all time.
I suspect that, with the takeover talk at the moment, the name ‘Newcastle’ is being bandied about a little by agents in a bid to get new deals and the likes off the back of a link to what could be the richest club in the world in the near future.
This link could very well be true though and, if he is anything like the last Ivorian central midfielder to turn out in the black and white, Kessie will be a very popular figure on Tyneside.