Atalanta confirm Roma interest in Franck Kessie

Atalanta confirm Roma interest in Franck Kessie
Franck Kessie

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Tuesday Mar 21, 2017. 11:00

Atalanta have confirmed interest from fellow Italian Serie A club AS Roma interest in Ivory Coast international Franck Kessie.

The 20-year-old midfielder, who has already expressed his desire to join English giants Manchester United, has been linked with top European clubs since last year.

Atalanta general manager Luca Percassi has made it clear that they are open to selling some of their best players including Kessie.

"Roma are very, very interested in our player Kessie," Percassi said on Radio Anch'io.

"Roma are an important team that is interested. They see him as a versatile player, as he is proving on the pitch every week. We have a lot of requests for him and [Alejandro] Gomez.

"For us, it is a source of great satisfaction that Atalanta is a springboard for players to move to the best teams," added Percassi.

"We have to respect our means. It would be unnatural for us not to accept significant transfers.

"To see (Roberto) Gagliardini going to a great team is a source of pride and satisfaction for us and gives strength to our philosophy and the whole environment at the club."

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