Reports from both Spain and Italy on Monday stated that Franck Kessie, whose contract with AC Milan expires at the end of the season, should now join Barcelona as a free agent.

The midfielder had been linked to several clubs in the past few months, including Tottenham Hotspur. And it was said that Spurs ‘immediately pulled out of the race’ once they got to know his salary demands to move as a free agent.

Now it seems that even Milan wanted the player to accept a move to the London side in January. After all, they’d at least have made some money with the sale.

On CMIT TV, journalist Rudy Galetti explained the situation, also bringing details of the offer which attracted the player to Barcelona.

“Milan were not happy when Kessie did not accept Tottenham in January,” said Galetti.

“The offer from Barcelona is around six and a half million which more or less, going to grow, would have been similar to that of the Rossoneri.”

With those claims on Monday stating that not only Tottenham, but Paris Saint Germain also gave up on the signing, then is seems like Barça had an easy, but costly, job to land the midfielder.