Agent confirms: Chelsea are in talks for €35m box-to-box midfielder

January 11, 2017

According to the agent of Atalanta star Franck Kessie, his client is in talks with Premier League giants Chelsea over a January move to Stamford Bridge.

The 20-year-old Serie A breakout star has enjoyed a stunning season for his side as he managed to score seven goals from defensive midfield in all competitions.

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is reportedly a huge admirer of the Ivory Coast international after watching him in action numerous times as Juventus manager.

And the agent of the player, George Atangana, claim he is in discussions with the Blues over a transfer.

During his interview with the Guardian, Atangana said: ‘Chelsea are very interested and it is a great club but we must take our time to consider all the options.

‘Now we are in January so he has to play at the Africa Cup of Nations for Ivory Coast so I am not going to rush anything.

‘We have a lot of interest from the Premier League. I cannot say at this stage how much he will cost but we are talking about one of the best young players in the world.’

Atalanta are expected to sell their most talented player for a massive transfer fee, after placing a €35-40m price tag on Franck Kessie.