Barcelona make offer to Manchester United transfer target

OLIMPICO STADIUM, ROME, ITALY - 2021/10/31: Franck Kessie of AC Milan (c) celebrates with team mates Davide Calabria (l) and Rafael Leao (r) after scoring the goal of 0-2 during the Serie A football match between AS Roma and AC Milan. AC Milan won 2-1 over AS Roma. (Photo by Antonietta Baldassarre/Insidefoto/LightRocket via Getty Images)
OLIMPICO STADIUM, ROME, ITALY - 2021/10/31: Franck Kessie of AC Milan (c) celebrates with team mates Davide Calabria (l) and Rafael Leao (r) after scoring the goal of 0-2 during the Serie A football match between AS Roma and AC Milan. AC Milan won 2-1 over AS Roma. (Photo by Antonietta Baldassarre/Insidefoto/LightRocket via Getty Images) /
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Manchester United’s squad is expected to undergo a major overhaul in the summer, after they have struggled once again and look set to be headed for their fifth straight trophyless season, unless they end up winning the Champions League. A new permanent manager looks set to arrive along with several new players. As a result, it is no surprise that the Red Devils have been linked with quite a few moves in recent weeks and months.

One player who is believed to be on Manchester United’s radar is Franck Kessie. The Ivory Coast international has been a standout for AC Milan for several years now but his current deal runs out in the summer.

Thus, signing someone with the quality of Kessie on a free transfer, would be considered as a major coup on the part of Manchester United.

But it looks like they are set to face some stiff competition for his signature. As Fabrizio Romano tweeted out, Barcelona are offering Kessie a five year deal and he is understood to be tempted. Xavi is believed to be pushing for the midfielder.

Barcelona make tempting offer to Kessie amid Manchester United links

Although his recent form might not have been great, over the past few years, Kessie has been one of the best midfielders in Serie A.

He is also still just 25 years of age and would be expected to get better as a player moving forward. Thus, it is not hard to see why someone like Kessie could be on Manchester United’s radar. The Red Devils definitely need to rebuild their midfield.

But the same can be said about Barcelona as well, who to be fair, have shown a lot of improvement under the management of Xavi.

AC Milan are believed to be interested in extending Kessie’s current deal but have not been able to reach an agreement yet. And it is very possible that he could walk out as a free agent.

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