Arsenal set to overtake Spurs to sign Ivory Coast star

EPL By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 23/03/2019

Arsenal set to overtake Tottenham Hotspurs to sign Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie from AC Milan.

The 22-year-old is nearing the end of his second campaign at San Siro, with nine goals being scored from 83 appearances in all competitions.

However, Kessie was fined earlier this week due to a touchline argument with teammate Lucas Biglia, which has seemingly led to doubts emerging over the player's future.

According to Tuttomercato, the Ivorian is unhappy with his punishment and may be willing to entertain a transfer during the summer window.

Milan's recent issues with FFP could also lead to offers in the region of €40m (£34.28m) being considered for Kessie, who will not be short of admirers from top clubs in Europe.

Tottenham Hotspur have also been linked with Kessie over the past 12 months.