Liverpool and PSG Ready to Pounce Should Milan Decide to Sell Kessié

The form and the contract of Franck Kessié are among the main worries for Milan at the moment. The extension talks have not progressed, and there is a gulf between the offer and the request. The front office does not plan to meet his agent George Atangana in the near future.

If things did not change, a shocking departure in January could not totally be ruled out, La Gazzetta dello Sport reports. It is an extreme scenario, but not totally out of the question. With such a move, Milan would be able to monetize his sale, at least partially. They did not consider doing it with Gianluigi Donnarumma and Hakan Calhanoglu in the past, and they eventually lost them for nothing.

Milan are still hopeful they could come to terms on the new deal. However, what happens in the next few weeks will be critical in determining the future of the midfielder. In case of a stunning split in January, PSG and Liverpool would be the frontrunners to acquire him, the outlet adds. A few sides, including Manchester United and Juventus, are instead monitoring him for a possible Bosman addition.

The Rossoneri are working on a plan B in case they lost their star in January. They could anticipate the arrival of Yacine Adli, whom they signed in August and left on loan at Bordeaux. Or could make another attempt to acquire Romain Favre from Brest after the deal collapsed at the 11th hour in the summer. Milan will have Tiemoué Bakayoko back from injury after the break.