Manchester United and Liverpool are set to be prepared to battle it out over Milan’s Franck Kessie as the Italian club are struggling to meet the player’s demands.
Manchester United and Liverpool are set to be prepared to battle it out over Milan’s Franck Kessie as the Italian club are struggling to meet the player’s demands, according to reports.
Kessie has been playing out of his skin for the Rossoneri ever since Stefano Pioli took over at the San Siro back in October 2019 following the sacking of Gennaro Gattuso.
Pioli switched to more of a 4-2-3-1 formation with the Italian giants and decided to play Kessie in a double-pivot alongside Ismael Bennacer who had struggled for minutes under the predecessor.
The duo have been scintillating together in what was a brilliant tactical move by the former Fiorentina and Internazionale head coach. Last season, both Kessie and Bennacer were vital in Milan’s run to eventually finish in second-place despite being favourites to finish outside the top four.
Kessie in particular has been watched by some of the world’s biggest clubs and according to Tuttosport (via MilanNews), Manchester United and Liverpool are the two clubs in England portraying the most interest in the player.
The Ivorian international’s contract expires next summer and so Kessie will be free to talk to those two clubs as early as January. Milan are currently not meeting his demands and unless they do so very soon, Kessie could be moving to the Premier League in less than 12 months’ time.