AC Milan wins Franck Kessie sweepstakes, according to report

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He’s been linked to Arsenal. And he said his favorite club was Manchester United, but that he loved Chelsea’s Michael Essien and Man City’s Yaya Toure.

Oh, and Liverpool, Everton, and Paris Saint-Germain also wanted Franck Kessie.

Instead, DiMarzio reports, the card-collecting 20-year-old Ivorian defensive midfielder is opting for a move inside of Serie A, choosing AC Milan over Roma.

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Atalanta will reportedly net $31 million dollars for Kessie. If it’s true, the midfielder can learn a thing or two from Milan captain Riccardo Montolivo.

Kessie has seven goals and four assists this season. He’s been capped 15 times by the Ivory Coast.