According to a report from Calcio Mercato, West Ham have made another approach for AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie.

The Hammers are thought to be on the look-out for more power and dynamism in central midfield, and Kessie fits the bill perfectly.

Calcio Mercato claims that West Ham are still interested in the 23-year-old, and the Italian giants are prepared to sell him for around €25 million (£21.2 million).

Wolves are also thought to be keen on the 39-capped Ivory Coast international.

Kessie would be an outstanding signing for the Hammers

Franck Kessie of AC Milan looks on during the Serie A...

Franck Kessie (Photo by Nicolò Campo/LightRocket via Getty Images)

The AC Milan ace is not a goalscorer. Nor does he provide regular assists. But he does all of the so-called simple things very well. And his tenacity, power, pace and energy levels are exactly the kind of attributes that West Ham need in the middle of the park.


Kessie could form a formidable central midfield partnership with Declan Rice. And considering how young they both are, that partnership would last the best part of a decade.

In this day and age, £21.2 million for a player with the Ivorian’s pedigree would have to be considered as superb value for money for the Hammers. And they cannot afford to miss out on the Milan star.

David Moyes has a decent group of players at his disposal.

The addition of Kessie, however, could very well take West Ham to another level.

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