Tottenham are leading the race to sign AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie, according to reports in Italy.
Kessie has been a mainstay in the Milan midfield since joining the Serie A giants from Atalanta in 2017 but is out of contract at the end of the season.
And Italian outlet Calcio Mercato claims Spurs are ‘in the lead’ when it comes to the various clubs attempting to sign Kessie on a free transfer next summer.
Paris Saint-Germain are also said to be pressing for the 25-year-old’s signature, but Tottenham are currently in pole position to get a deal done.
Spurs’ current central midfielders have all impressed lately, with Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Oliver Skipp usually starting when Antonio Conte opts for a 3-4-3 formation.
Against Liverpool, Conte switched to 3-5-2 with a midfield three of Harry Winks, Tanguy Ndombele and Dele Alli, all of whom played well.
This has given Conte a selection headache for the festive period, but at the same time Tottenham could still do with reinforcements in the middle of the park.
Despite the improvement of the players mentioned above, upgrading the midfield is a possibility and Kessie would be ideal.