Two days ago, we carried a report from Calciomercato, who explained that Tottenham Hotspur are ahead of other Premier League sides in the race to sign Franck Kessié.

His current deal at AC Milan will expire at the end of the season and there has been no progress in renewal talks between the two parties.

The midfielder will join the Ivory Coast squad to take part in the Africa Cup of Nations and if they make it to the latter stages of the continental tournament, he will return to the San Siro in February.

Corriere dello Sport has a report focusing on the interest shown by Antonio Conte’s side and Paris Saint-Germain in the player. It’s stated ‘PSG and Conte on pole’. 

Regarding the renewal, Kessié is demanding a net salary of €8m per year, while Stefano Pioli’s side are ready to offer only €6m.

The difference between the two parties, as per the report, ‘currently seems unbridgeable’.

The feeling at Milan is that behind Kessié’s constant refusal to accept the Serie A side’s renewal offers are ‘more attractive proposals from abroad’, and ‘particularly from PSG and Tottenham’.