Tottenham could bid for AC Milan’s Franck Kessie in January to avoid a free transfer bidding war this summer, according to reports.
The 25-year-old Ivory Coast international is out of contract this summer and can negotiate a free transfer with a club outside Italy, however Milan may be tempted to sell in the January transfer window to avoid losing him for nothing.
Other Premier League clubs and Paris Saint-Germain - amongst others - are interested in signing the player, but a move by Spurs now may stop other clubs from getting involved in an attempt to sign him, reports The Telegraph.
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Antonio Conte is believed to want to sign the attacking midfielder, though he would still be keen to sign a right wingback and a forward. Adama Traore at Wolves one target but a move is not yet close.
A move may be eased by Milan’s interest in signing Japhet Tanganga from Spurs, and the club could raise funds if they sell Steven Bergwijn to Ajax.
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