• Tottenham sets sights on Franck Kessie, whose contract will expire in 2022
  • Multiple teams are reportedly interested in Kessie
  • Kessie's camp is looking for a big payday

Tottenham Hotspur is looking for added help, and it appears that someone on their radar is Franck Kessie of AC Milan.

According to the Ivory Coast international player’s agent, Massimo Brambati, there are several teams interested in signing the 24-year-old whose contract will expire in 2022.

Brambati told TMW that Kessie’s future will entirely be up to him. He can decide on what is best for him moving forward, and this is something that would leave I Rossoneri helpless.

“I know that in addition to Inter there are two Premier League teams interested in him, including Tottenham,” Kessie’s agent claimed.

Kessie has made a good account of himself in recent years. That included helping AC Milan to a second-place finish in the Serie A table last season.

Moreover, Kessie made 36 starts and a substitute appearance. He had 13 goals and issued four assists in those games where he played.

Beyond that, he also owns a lone goal in eight Europa League games in 2020-21. But considering that Kessie is a defensive midfielder, those number of goals may have ignited interest from several clubs.

Tottenham would be an ideal landing spot for the Ivorian, who is seen by some pundits as stronger than Cristiano Ronaldo.

Milan teammate Davide Calabria feels that he is a stronger player compared to the Juventus forward, something he revealed to Football Italia in June of last year.

“The most physically dominant? I wouldn’t say Ronaldo, but rather Franck. It’s truly absurd,” Calabria said at the time.

Should they succeed, Tottenham could end up with a better midfield next season–both defensively and offensively.

With Roberto Martinez looming to be the next manager of Hotspur to take over from Jose Mourinho, Kessie could be a notable signing.

Franck Kessie of AC Milan
Franck Kessie of AC Milan Getty Images | Marco Luzzani

The first order of business is to see if Kessie does intend to leave San Siro.

Negotiations with AC Milan are expected to happen, and talks are likely to resume once the Ivorian returns from vacation on July 8.

Kessie is earning £1.8 million ($2.4 million) in his current deal with AC Milan, but his camp wants it to jump to £5 million ($6.9 million).

I Rossoneri is reportedly willing to offer up to £3.27 ($4.5 million).