Atalanta sporting director: Chelsea have the edge in race for Kessie

Atalanta sporting director: Chelsea have the edge in race for Kessie
Franck Kessie of Atalanta

by Graeme Jackson

Saturday May 06, 2017. 13:00

Chelsea may have an edge in the race to sign Ivorian midfielder Franck Kessie from Atalanta, according to the club’s sporting director.

Italian giants AC Milan and Roma have been linked with a move for the Elephants player, who has been dubbed the ‘new Yaya Toure’.

Yet Chelsea are also said to be keen on the player’s services and Sartori has admitted that the London club could have an edge in negotiations.

"At Roma they love him and the offer could be sufficient in view of the fact that we are not far from an agreement," Sartori told itasportpress.

"There is nothing concrete yet, as the player has to make his assessments with the capital club and his agent is taking care of things from an economic perspective.

"He's also wanted by Milan but the Rossoneri have not yet presented a real deal.

"The player wants to wait until the end of the season to make a decision, partly because he is attracted to the Premier League, as Chelsea really like him."




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