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Ivorian star Kessie rejected Chelsea and Napoli – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Africa


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Austin Ditlhobolo

Friday Nov 17, 2017. 12:00


Ivorian international Franck Kessie snubbed English Premier League (EPL) giants Chelsea and top Italian Serie A side Napoli.

This is according to Kessie’s agent, George Atangana, who told Radio CrC that the central midfielder preferred a move to AC Milan.

The 20-year-old joined the Italian Serie A giants from Atalanta on a two-year loan deal prior to the current 2017/18 campaign.

“Kessie? Big clubs always want to sign top talents and there wasn’t only Napoli on him.” Atangana said.

“He evaluated many different offers and projects before making his final decision.

The hard-working midfielder has hit the ground running at Milan – having scored twice in 12 league appearances.

“He chose Milan since it was the start of a new and exciting project,” he added.

“They had been following him for some time and they moved quickly to get him.”

Milan will face Napoli in a league match at the Stadio San Paolo on Saturday.



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Franck Kessie: Goal celebration in on honour of my late father – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Africa


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Graeme Jackson

Tuesday Sep 26, 2017. 15:00


Franck Kessie’s trademark goal celebration is performed in honour of his late father, the Ivory Coast star has revealed.

The AC Milan midfielder performs a military-style salute whenever he scores, and he has now explained that is is a tribute to his father who passed away when the player was just a boy of 11.

Kessie said of his celebration: “Dad was a footballer, then he became a soldier but he died of illness: I was 11. The military act is for him,” as per Serie A TIM on Twitter.

Kessie joined Milan from Atalanta ahead of the 2017/18 season, signing a two-year loan deal (the Rossoneri have an obligation to buy him outright).

The Elephants midfielder, who is often described as the ‘new Yaya Youre’, has scored two Serie A goals this season and will be looking to add to his tally when Milan host Roma this weekend.



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AC Milan complete signing of Ivorian star Franck Kessie


New AC Milan signing Franck Kessie

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Graeme Jackson

Saturday Jun 03, 2017. 15:30


AC Milan have completed the signing of Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie on an initial two-year loan deal.

The Elephants player is the Rossoneri’s second transfer ahead of the 2017/18 season (following the signing of Argentinian defender Mateo Musacchio) and the club has an ‘obligation’ to buy him outright at the end of the loan spell.

“AC Milan announces the signing of Franck Kessie from Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio, through to 2019,” the Italian giants said in an official statement.

“The contract implies the player will join the club on a two year loan period with obligation to buy.”

Milan’s mandatory option to buy Kessie is reportedly fixed at €28-million.

The 20-year-old player has established himself as one of Serie A’s most promising midfielders and has often been described as the ‘New Yaya Toure’.



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Milan keen on landing Kessie ASAP – 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers


Franck Kessie of Atalanta

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Graeme Jackson

Monday May 15, 2017. 19:30


Signing Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie from Atalanta has become a priority for Italian giants AC Milan.

Gazzetta dello Sport reports that Milan have given themselves a deadline of landing Kessie’s services within the next two weeks.

The clubs met this past Saturday and made progress in negotiations over a possible transfer of the player.

The 20-year-old Elephants player has become the Rossoneri’s primary transfer target for the European summer.

However, it is believed Kessie is reluctant to commit to any transfer until he hears from new Premier League champions Chelse



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