Barcelona have “completely ruled out” a move for AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie valued at £ 60million as he “has difficulty moving the ball”, according to reports.
Kessie has been ubiquitous for AC Milan since leaving Atalanta in 2017.
The midfielder has been linked with a move to Manchester United in recent weeks and Tottenham has also been mentioned as a potential destination for him.
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spanish exit sport report that Spurs have “entered into negotiations” to sign Kessie. This could lead Tanguy Ndombele to leave the club, and he is “loved” by Barcelona.
The La Liga side are on the hunt for a new midfielder as they failed to sign ex-Liverpool star Georginio Wijnaldum over the summer.
The report added that Barcelona “have completely ruled out” a decision for Kessie as they believe he is “having difficulty moving the ball”.
Elsewhere, new Tottenham boss Antonio Conte wants his new team to play ‘attractive football’:
“Being the manager of Tottenham is a great pleasure, a great honor. Now for sure I want to repay that trust, ”Conte said.
“My coaching philosophy is very simple, to play good football and attractive football to our fans with passion. To have a stable team, not from top to bottom.
“The fans deserve to have a competitive team with a willingness to fight. I will do anything to earn their support.
He added: “There was a call from Tottenham this summer but I was very clear. I had just finished with Inter Milan, two important and very difficult seasons.
“Honestly, it wasn’t a good time to start another experiment. I prefer to wait and enjoy time with my family. Also because I think, emotionally, that I was still with the last experience with Inter.
“Tottenham are an important club in England and around the world. The stadium and the training ground are magnificent. The club and Daniel Levy wanted me very much. It’s a good opportunity, an honor to accept and become the manager.
“I saw the training ground and I want to start working. These situations push you and increase the desire to do something important for the fans.