Arsenal set to make approach for AC Milan midfield destroyer

By | January 28, 2020

West Ham United and Arsenal have reportedly identified AC Milan defensive midfielder Franck Kessie as a potential signing this winter transfer window.

Despite the 23-year-old left as a first-team regular at Italian giants, AC Milan are open to a sale in January as they look to strengthen their team with FFP.

Wolverhampton Wanderers have been interested in the Ivory Coast international in the past, only for it to be suggested at the time that the player was not convinced about a move to Molineux.

However, Corriere dello Sport reports that the Gunners and the Hammers are contemplating whether to make an approach within weeks.

The report claims that the two London club have asked about the availability of Kessie, who will likely cost in the region of £25m.

Kessie has two-and-a-half years left on his current deal at San Siro.

Meanwhile, Arsenal and Manchester United are both reportedly interested in securing the services of Watford centre-back Christian Kabasele during the January transfer window.

The two Premier League heavyweights are believed to be in the market for a new defender having both struggled with injuries in that area of the field this campaign.

According to le10sport, the Hornets, Kabasele has emerged as a top transfer target for both Premier League giants having developed into a dependable performer for Nigel Pearson’s side.

The 28-year-old is believed to be closing in on a contract extension at Vicarage Road as his current deal set to end in the summer after the season ends.