Liverpool eyeing a summer move for AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie

Liverpool eyeing a summer move for AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie as a replacement for Georginio Wijanaldum.

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The Ivory Coast international has been cited as a replacement for Georginio Wijanaldum.

Liverpool have reportedly registered their interest in signing AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie.

With the Ivory Coast international entering the final 12 months of his current deal, there is a lot of uncertainty over his future at San Siro.

Milan are said to have proposed a new deal and improved salary worth 4m euros per year; however, Kessie’s entourage are demanding 6m euros per annum, and hence the contract talks have stalled.

The Reds are looking to take advantage of this situation and try to recruit the 24-year-old this summer.

Jurgen Klopp is currently pondering over the potential replacements for Georginio Wijnaldum, who had parted ways with the club to join Ligue 1 giants PSG.

Kessie moved to Rossoneri from Atalanta in 2017, initially on a two-seasons loan spell before making his move a permanent one in 2019.

The Ivory Coast star has become a key cog in the midfield for Stefano Pioli’s side over the last seasons, helping the club finish as runners up in Serie A last term. He is also Milan’s primary penalty taker.

Known for his defensive capabilities, Kessie also has an eye for playmaking and goal-scoring skills.

He is currently with the Ivory Coast national team for the Tokyo Olympics, and he scored a winning goal in the group stage game against Saudi Arabia.

The Merseyside club has sorted out some prolific names like Youri TielemansSaul Niguez as potential midfield reinforcements.