Monday June 29 2020
Kessie agent praises Gattuso

Franck Kessie’s agent is ‘still in contact with Gennaro Gattuso for various reasons,’ but there hasn’t been a Napoli offer for the Milan midfielder.

Former Rossoneri coach Gattuso is now flying high at Napoli and fresh from winning the Coppa Italia, while closing in on fifth place in Serie A after five consecutive victories.

“Gattuso has this ability to create a strong rapport with his players,” agent George Atangana told Radio Punto Nuovo.

“He particularly bonded with Kessie, but that is purely a personal thing between them. I have not received any phone calls from anyone at Napoli regarding Kessie, although I am still in contact with Gattuso and speak to him often for various reasons.”

There have been suggestions that Napoli could propose Arkadiusz Milik to Milan as part of an exchange deal with Kessie.

“That is a question you should ask the directors of both clubs. The option has never been presented to me, so I cannot make a comment on a hypothetical proposal.

“Napoli were the first club to make an offer for Kessie with Cristiano Giuntoli many years ago, so they’ve always been interested, but the negotiations aren’t with me, they have to be between the clubs.”

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