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Arsenal interested in AC Milan star who dreams of playing for Manchester United – Reports

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AC Milan Franck Kessie is turning into an influential figure at San Siro and now seems self-effacing Manchester United looking for a fan Arsenal.

According to Talksport, The Gunners are interested in the Ivory Coast midfielder, who previously admitted it was his dream to play for the Red Devils. Arsenal believe Kessie would fit their team perfectly, but the Rossoneri midfielder could also enter the current Manchester United team.

In 2017, Kessie joined AC Milan on a two-year loan, with the obligation to buy. The Ivory Coast made 54 appearances at their San Siro debut season and soon became a key figure at the club. Manchester United received a first-hand account for a player nicknamed “President” during a home game in the round of 16 of the UEFA Europa League. Kessi had a brilliant goal that the VAR did not allow and was Rossoneri’s best player on the field, justifying Arsenal’s interest in him.

The Gunners, along with West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur, failed in an attempt to bring players to the Emirates in December last year. AC Milan are eager to connect their star with a new contract that will keep him at the club until 2026, which could disrupt Arsenal’s plans. Kessi, who has a price tag of £ 42 million, missed just one league game this season but failed to inspire his team against Manchester United in a rematch at San Siro.

Milan welcomed the Red Devils in their lair knowing that a win or a draw would be enough to carry them out. But Manchester United deservedly took the lead in the second half through Paul Pogba and the Rossoneri could not get back into the game. Despite being relegated from the Europa League, Kessi has performed well on both feet and Arsenal could be tempted to come back for him in the summer.

Arsenal and Manchester United would like Kessie to be on the team next season

Franck Kessie
Franck Kessie

The Gunners are enduring a difficult season under the leadership of Mikel Arteta. Arsenal advanced to the quarter-finals of the Europa League, but is tenth in the Premier League, 16 points behind Manchester United in second place. Both teams could use a player like Kessie in the team next season, but pricing him away from AC Milan will not be easy.

Posted March 20, 2021, 12:05 AM IST


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