Tottenham are considering making a January approach for AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie, according to the Telegraph.
Antonio Conte’s side have been heavily linked with the 25-year-old for some time, although a summer move has appeared likelier, with Kessie’s deal expiring at the end of the season, meaning he’ll be available for nothing.
But the report suggests that while Spurs could sign him on a free in 2022, they’re pushing for a move this month to avoid a potential bidding-war.
Kessie, rated £43.2m by Transfermarkt, has been in fine for in Serie A this season, scoring five goals in 16 games, including a brace in his last outing against Empoli before Christmas.
Tottenham have been short in midfield for some time, with Oliver Skipp, Harry Winks and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg Antonio Conte’s only options, while Tanguy Ndombele could to leave before the window closes.
Therefore, this would be a major coup for Conte and a boost to his midfield department.