Franck Kessie ‘has NOT agreed free transfer with any club despite Barcelona rumours’ in huge boost to Man Utd and Spurs

AC MILAN midfielder Franck Kessie has reportedly NOT yet agreed a deal with any club, despite rumours linking him with Barcelona.

The 25-year-old Ivorian is set to become a free agent in the summer when his deal with the Italian giants comes to an end.

And he has been linked with a move to Barcelona as well as Premier League sides Tottenham and Manchester United.

There have been recent reports that Kessie may be set to agree a deal with the Catalan outfit.

But, speaking on social media, journalist Fabrizio Romano confirmed that while Barca are in contact with his representatives, they have not yet tied him down.

He said: "Franck Kessié has still no full agreement with any club.

"Barcelona are in contact with his agent since December, they are waiting for him – Kessié has not made his final choice yet.

"Race still open, other clubs also interested."

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Kessie has scored six goals and provided one assist in 24 appearances so far this season.

He has also racked up more than 50 caps for the Ivory Coast national team, netting five times.

Boss Xavi is targeting a defensive midfielder on the cheap to replace the ageing Sergio Busquets.

But Spurs are also keen to bring him in to bolster creativity in the centre of their midfield.

Rodrigo Bentancur was brought in from Juventus on deadline day to shore things up in the middle of the park, but Conte ideally wants to add another midfielder to his side.

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Inter Milan man Arturo Vidal is another target for Spurs if they cannot secure Kessie.

Man Utd are also eyeing up a replacement for Paul Pogba as the Frenchman's contract comes to an end in the summer.

The World Cup winner has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid or Paris Saint-Germain.

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