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Rossoneri Round-up for 15 February: Despite links to a move elsewhere, Kessie sounds happy at Milan

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Franck Kessie has been rumored to be on his way to Chelsea this summer, but in the words of the midfielder, he’s content at Milan and wants to stay.

Kessie told Sports Mediaset:

I have five years left on my contract and I’m here.

We have a great Coach who’s doing well and we’re all with him. I feel good and I want to keep dreaming of taking Milan back into the Champions League.

On the subject of returning to Bergamo to face off against Atalanta, where he started his career in Serie A, Kessie said:

I’m very happy to come back to Bergamo.

I have to go there as an opponent but it’s still beautiful, at the same stadium, with their fantastic fans.

It was special to score there last season, but I didn’t celebrate and I’d do the same again.

It seems like Kessie wants to stay at Milan, and it’s not an accident that some of the best football Milan have played this season has been when Kessie, Tiémoué Bakayoko, and Lucas Paquetà have been in midfield. All of them play a different role and each of them does it well. If only Kessie could shoot.

On to the links.

AC Milan and Italian Football Links

Napoli won 3-1 away at FC Zurich. [The Siren’s Song]

Inter Milan beat Rapid Vienna 1-0. [Serpents of Madonnina]

Juventus manager Max Allegri said that ‘nothing is certain’ about his future at the club. [Black & White & Read All Over]

World Football Links

Chelsea squeaked out a win over Malmo FF 2-1 in the Europa League. [BBC.com]

Arsenal lost 0-1 to BATE Borisov. [The Short Fuse]

New San Jose Earthquakes manager Matias Almeyda wants MLS & Liga MX teams in the Copa Libertadores. [ESPN.com]

Recap of last week in Liga MX Femenil. [FMF State of Mind]

Diego Lainez picked a fine time to have his debut goal for Real Betis, as he scored a screamer of a goal late on to draw 3-3 against Stade Rennes in the first leg of a UEFA Europa League tie. [FMF State of Mind]