Manchester United keen on in-demand AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie to replace Pogba

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AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie has been identified as a target by Premier League giants Manchester United.

The Red Devils could lose Paul Pogba on a free transfer next summer and the Ivorian international has been identified as his replacement.

The 24-year-old midfield powerhouse has been excellent for Milan and he has the physical and technical attributes to succeed in the Premier League. His contract with the Italian club expires next summer and Kessie could be available for a knockdown price in January.

Paul Pogba will be a free agent in the summer of 2022 and the French international has not agreed on a new contract with the Premier League giants yet.

It will be interesting to see if Manchester United can fend off the competition and secure the Milan midfielder’s services next summer.

According to a report from Mundo Deportivo, the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid, Juventus, Tottenham and Liverpool are keen on signing the 24-year-old midfielder as well.

Kessie recently showcased his qualities against Liverpool in the Champions League and he could prove to be a quality addition to Manchester United midfield.

The Red Devils had an excellent transfer window earlier this summer and they managed to sign the likes of Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane and Cristiano Ronaldo.

However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer failed to address his midfield problems and the signing of Kessie could be the final piece of the jigsaw for the Red Devils.

Manchester United will be desperate to end their title drought and they need to sort out their midfield in order to compete at the highest level on a regular basis.