AC Milan may offer Franck Kessie in exchange for Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira, according to reports in Italy.
Prospective new Rossoneri manager Marco Giampaolo is very keen on signing the Uruguayan and would be prepared to sacrifice one of his own midfielders in order to get the deal done.
Fans on Twitter don’t think Kessie would be an upgrade on Torreira and are hoping that the 23-year-old will remain at the Emirates:
Not for sale means not for sale , how difficult is that to understand??
— Pranjoo🇮🇳 (@Pranjalj) 15 June 2019
It’s not going to happen 🤣
— تاركان كارتال (@AfcTarkan) 15 June 2019
70 million with bonuses is the starting price.
— Face (@ExcellentWenger) 15 June 2019
100m+paqueta maybe we will consider
— 🤡 (@uelislife) 15 June 2019
Torreira isn’t for sale ffs! 😑
— Ü$|-|@M@ (@gooooooner__) 15 June 2019
Kesie not needed . Milan could buy Elneny instead.
— Санжар (@sanzhmax) 15 June 2019
kessie + 90 mil then we start talking
— Emeroy (@MasFAHIM) 15 June 2019
Simple …not intrested and not for sale..
— Ian annuar (@annuar_ian) 15 June 2019
Kessie is terrible
— treize khushrenada (@projectksl) 15 June 2019
No please . Offer xhaka instead.
— 🙃🙂เป็นตัวเรา🙂🙃 (@NutPu_AFC) 15 June 2019
Kessie had a decent season for Milan, having scored seven goals and contributed three assists in 34 Serie A matches.
However, he wouldn’t be a like for like replacement and many Gunners supporters would be expecting a lot more in exchange for Torreira.
Milan will purchase Kessie for €24m this summer following a two-year loan spell from Atalanta. A part-exchange deal would, therefore, have to include a significant amount of cash as well.
Torreira made 50 appearances for Arsenal in all competitions last campaign, and it’s likely the London club will reject any offer from the Rossoneri.