Alleged West Ham United target Franck Kessie is a dream signing for Thomas Tuchel (Il Milanista). And the AC Milan ace once suggested that he wouldn’t be able to turn down a move to Stamford Bridge.
With that in mind, the Hammers’ hopes of signing the 44-capped Ivory Coast international seem bleak to say the very least.
Milan Live reported in March that West Ham want to sign the 24-year-old midfielder.
Kessie is currently in the form of his life with AC Milan. He has 10 goals and five assists to his name in 29 Serie A games for The Rossoneri (Transfermarkt).
West Ham have two problems with Chelsea eyeing Franck Kessie
Firstly, Thomas Tuchel views the Ivorian as a dream summer signing, according to Il Milanista.
And secondly, the powerful midfielder recently told Tutto Mercato Web that he wouldn’t be able to turn down Chelsea if they do indeed come in for him:
“I like the Premier League and in particular the Manchester United – a team I dream of playing in. Chelsea is also a great club, no one would refuse it.”
Kessie could be picked up for around €40 million (£35 million) this summer according to a report from Il Milanista.
The Milan ace has everything Moyes should be looking for in a central midfielder.
In 29 Serie A appearances for AC Milan this season, Kessie has averaged 1.3 tackles, 1.1 interceptions and 1.3 clearances per game. The 24-year-old has averaged 51.6 passes per game with a hugely impressive completion rate of 88.4% (Who Scored).
Kessie is strong, a tenacious tackler and has real energy and drive. He seems to be tailor made for the robust and intense nature of the Premier League.
As things stand, however, it appears as though Chelsea are in the driving seat to beat West Ham to the punch this summer.