West Ham have been handed a boost in their attempts to sign AC Milan’s Franck Kessie, with the Italian giants willing to sell the midfielder this summer, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, cited by Inside Futbol

The midfielder is being monitored by the Hammers, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur ahead of a summer switch to the Premier League after the 22-year-old’s impressive individual campaign. 

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And according to the report, Milan are open to offers for the Ivory Coast international in the upcoming window. 

Kessie, who made the move to the San Siro in 2017, is known for his energy in the defensive midfield role and can also play further forward in a box-to-box position. 

The player seems to fit into the Hammers’ new transfer strategy, with the club looking to bring in younger players on smaller salaries, compared to experienced Premier League players on higher wages. 

Kessie could be seen as a replacement for current Hammers star Declan Rice, who has been heavily linked with a move away from the London Stadium this summer. 

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