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AC Milan Open Contract Renewal Talks For Key Ivory Coast Midfielder

The midfielder is a core part of the squad and one of the leaders of the group, the renewal is vital.

AC Milan v Celtic: Group H - UEFA Europa League Photo by Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images

La Gazzetta dello Sport via are reporting that AC Milan are determined to keep hold of their key midfielder Franck Kessie whose contract expires in the summer of 2022. The midfielder joined from Atalanta on an initial two year loan before being purchased permanently and has been a key fixture in the midfielder throughout his three and a half seasons at the club. The Ivory Coast international picked up his 150th appearance for the Rossoneri last night against Celtic FC in the Europa League. As we reported here broke a huge milestone becoming Milan's most capped African international surpassing George Weah's 147 games in red and black.

The report notes that Milan want to conclude the renewal in December so as to avoid complicated situations similar to those of Donnarumma and Calhanoglu. Kessie currently earns 2.2 million euros and his agent is pushing for a major pay rise. Kessie wants to stay and the club will be lucky to keep hold of him.

Daniele Longo on Twitter is reporting that negotiations between Milan's management and Kessie's agent are underway as they look to extend the player's contract until 2024.