Napoli have approached Milan to ask about midfield outcast Franck Kessie, according to Calciomercato.com.
The Ivory Coast international was dropped to the bench, then left out of the squad entirely by coach Stefano Pioli.
He was said to be ‘not physically or mentally sharp’ enough to play for the Rossoneri at this time.
A January transfer is more than likely and he had until now been above all linked with a Premier League switch to Wolverhampton Wanderers.
However, Calciomercato.com claim Napoli have contacted Milan and the player’s agent within the last 48 hours to enquire about Kessie’s availability.
The Rossoneri would require at least €16m to avoid losing money on Kessie.
He turns 23 next month and was purchased from Atalanta in 2017, initially on a two-year loan worth €8m with obligation to buy for a further €24m in 2019.
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