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Franck Kessie news

Kessie on Arsenal, Spurs radar
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Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly among the top sides in the running to sign Ivorian midfielder Franck Kessie from AC Milan this summer.

The 22-year-old has been with the Rossoneri for the past two seasons and during this period, he has amassed 12 goals from 96 appearances across all competitions.

According to Corriere dello Sport, the San Siro outfit could be prepared to sanction the midfielder's sale this summer as they seek to garner funds for new purchases.

The same publication claims that the Rossoneri are also looking to balance their books amid the Financial Fair Play concerns and they could accept as less than as £25m for the Ivorian's sale.

Arsenal are currently loaded with options in the centre of the park but there have been concerns over the future of Lucas Torreira, who has been fancied for a reunion with former Sampdoria boss Marco Giampaolo at Milan.

Tottenham, meanwhile, are aiming to find a replacement for Mousa Dembele, who parted ways with the club during the midway stage of the previous campaign.