“I like the league in England, but first I must learn the Italian tactics to one day hopefully land at Manchester United.”
Franck Kessie looks set to leave AC Milan at the end of the season and Manchester united are keen to explore the possibility of signing the ivorian midfielder to strengthen their midfield options.
The 24-year-old Ivory Coast international has been linked with a move to Old Trafford after a series of impressive performances.
With his contract at Milan into the final year, the midfielder’s future appears to lie away from the club.
Milan have offered him a new contract but the midfielder’s agent is unimpressed with their initial offer.
The midfielder’s agent has slammed the Italians for their latest contract offer with his deal running out next summer.
George Atangana told Calciomercato.com: “An important player needs a contract that is up to his standards.
“There was a formal offer from the club and a request from the agent, but we are talking about figures a long way off what you are referring to [£6.5million a year].
“For too long people have been saying things in the wrong way. I am sorry for those who read these stories and believe them to be true.”
United are not the only club chasing Kessie’s signature with Liverpool, Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain also interested in the midfielder.
Kessie scored 14 goals in all competitions for Milan last season as his reputation soared.
The rising star reportedly wants an €8million annual salary which works out to around £132,000-a-week.
Five years ago, Kessie admitted interest in a switch to Old Trafford. He told GianlucaDiMarzio back in 2016 while at Atalanta, “I like the league in England, but first I must learn the Italian tactics to one day hopefully land at Manchester United.”
We will see if United’s alleged interest in Kessie amounts to anything in 2022. But there is no denying his quality and his good form this season is likely to make him a hot property when the transfer window re-opens.