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

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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Agent: Southampton rejected offers for Sofiane Boufal – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Africa

Sofiane Boufal celebrates Southamton’s opener against Middlesbrough

Graeme Jackson

Wednesday Oct 25, 2017. 14:30

The agent of Moroccan attacking midfielder Sofiane Boufal has revealed that Southampton rejected offers for the player in the European summer.

Boufal, 24, joined the Saints from Lille in August 2016 and went on to rack up 29 appearances and two goals across all competitions in his first season in England.

Last weekend he scored a superb goal against West Bromwich Albion to remind fans of his ability, and in the wake of fresh buzz over the player, agent Yvan Le Mee spoke about the bids Southampton brushed off in the last window.

“In August we had clubs like Inter Milan, Fiorentina and Celta Vigo, who know what they are doing when it comes to buying players who would have liked to buy him at all costs,” Le Mee told SFR Sport.

“But Southampton said no. And now he proves he is one who can win points.”

Boufal will hope to feature for the Saints when they play away to Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League on Sunday, 29 October.

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