Tottenham transfer blow as Milan midfielder Franck Kessie ‘agrees personal terms with Barcelona’


TOTTENHAM target Franck Kessie has agreed terms with Barcelona, reports say.

The AC Milan midfielder has also been linked with Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, PSG and Real Madrid.

AC Milan superstar Franck Kessie is tipped to join Barcelona after reportedly agreeing personal terms

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AC Milan superstar Franck Kessie is tipped to join Barcelona after reportedly agreeing personal termsCredit: Rex

Kessie, 25, is unable to sign contracts at the moment as he is with Ivory Coast at the Africa Cup of Nations.

But Sportitalia’s Gianluigi Longari claims Kessies representatives have verbally agreed to join Barca at the end of his Milan contract in July.

That appears to rule out Spurs’ hopes of signing him this month after reportedly agreeing a fee of around 11million.

The former Atalanta ace has long looked certain to leave Milan.

That’s mainly because it was suggested he wanted an unlikely 6m plus bonuses to sign a new deal.

Tottenham and Co could yet come back in for Kessie, who is in a strong bargaining position as he runs down a contract.

But despite their financial problems, Barcelona are now in pole position.

Meanwhile, Spurs have baulked at Porto’s 67million asking price for Columbia winger Luis Diaz.

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The Portuguese giants want he full release clause for the 25-year-old but in the end might settle for 12m less – about 55m.

Liverpoolwere briefly interested in Diaz andWest Hammade enquiries.

But Manchester United could be his most serious Prem suitors as Tottenham wold be reluctant to pay 50m-plus.

Spurs chief Antonio Conte is also considering making an offer for Wolves flier Adama Traore.

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