AC MILAN midfielder Franck Kessie is in talks to join Real Madrid at the end of the season when his contract expires, reports suggest.
Negotiations between the two parties are thought to be ‘speeding up’ as Perez looks to fight off interest from elsewhere.
A new deal at San Siro is not on the cards, so the two La Liga giants are facing a battle to land the highly rated Kessie.
But the central midfielder is thought to be a ‘perfect fit’ for the Premier League, and Kessie is not short of suitors in England.
Liverpool have previously been linked with Kessie, having failed to replace Georginio Wijnaldum after he moved to PSG in the summer.
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And the Reds are even claimed to have made a ‘very interesting’ offer for the AC Milan star.
Although Real Madrid and Barcelona seem to be in pole position for his signature.
Eduardo Camavinga was recruited in the summer as the club plan for the future.
On the other hand Kessie fits the bill perfectly for Barcelona by being available on a free transfer in the summer.
The cash-strapped club have already splashed £55million on Ferran Torres this window.
And a free transfer for Kessie would also allow the club to pursue alternative targets.
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