Franck Kessie insists he wants to stay at AC Milan ‘forever’, amid speculation linking the midfielder with Liverpool.
Kessie is one of a number of midfielders to have been linked with a move to Merseyside as Liverpool consider replacements for Georginio Wijnaldum, with the 24-year-old having entered the final year of his deal at the San Siro.
Milan have so far been unable to find an agreement with the Ivory Coast international over a contract extension, though Kessie has insisted he has no desire to leave the Italian side.
The midfielder is currently with the Ivory Coast side at this summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo and when discussing his future has declared he sees himself staying at Milan for the rest of his career.
Speaking to Gazzetta dello Sport, he said: “I want to stay at AC Milan forever.
“I’m proud of this club and I’m not planning to leave AC Milan, absolutely.”
Kessie added that he expects his future to be sorted at the conclusion of the Olympics, with the star keen to sign a new deal with the Rossoneri as the club prepare to return to the Champions League for the first time since the 2013/14 season.
“Now the Games, but when I come back from the Olympics I’ll fix everything.”
Kessie signed for Milan on an initial loan deal from Atalanta in 2017 and has scored 30 goals in 184 appearances for the Serie A side in all competitions.
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