West Ham are one of four Premier League clubs interested in Franck Kessie. According to The Daily Express, West Ham are battling three London rivals for AC Milan midfielder Kessie.
Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal also want the young midfield star. Chelsea are the other team chasing Kessie. But their transfer ban puts them out of this race unless it is overturned.
West Ham hope to win this four-club chase for Kessie. AC Milan might be forced to sell Kessie this summer due to Financial Fair Play regulations. The Italian Serie A club will demand £30m for their midfielder.
Franck Kessie: the ideal midfield solution?
West Ham want a new central midfielder. Manuel Pellegrini has identified this as a priority in the summer transfer window and several names have been linked.
Kessie is among the midfield targets. The 22-year-old has played 42 games this season, scoring seven goals and providing three assists. He produces energetic box-to-box midfield performances.
The Ivory Coast international is one of the most talented young midfielders in Europe. After impressing in Serie A, it could be time for him to test himself in the Premier League.
At the moment, Kessie is on loan at AC Milan from Atalanta. But AC Milan have an obligation to buy him. That will cost around £24m so they want to make a £6m profit.