Franck Kessie is looking increasingly likely not to sign a new deal at AC Milan, with Tottenham showing ‘strong interest’ in him.

That’s according to Calciomercato and Gazzetta dello Sport, who say Kessie is ‘destined’ to say goodbye to Milan next summer.

The Ivorian midfielder has been one of the stars of the show since his arrival from Atalanta, but his contract expires at the end of this season, and there has been no progress on a new deal being signed.

That’s largely due to a difference in terms of salary between the club and the player, with Milan, who are extremely careful with their money, unable to match what the midfielder wants.

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That means he is free to talk to clubs about a free transfer next summer come January, under the Bosman ruling, and it’s a ‘certain goodbye’.

Several big sides are all keen on his signature, particularly as he would be available on a free, and CM say that Tottenham, now led by Antonio Conte and Fabio Paratici, who know the Italian market well, are showing ‘strong interest’ in him.

Now there’s no mention of whether they’ve been in touch with Kessie or his representatives at this point, just that they are very keen to sign him.

If they haven’t, then we’re sure that’ll change sooner rather than later, with it now full steam ahead to the January transfer window and additions Conte has seemingly been promised to turn Tottenham around.