Arsenal renewed talks with 24-year-old Ivory Coast international

Ex-Milan footballer Demetrio Albertini has told Franck Kessie to make a decision on his future based on his career and not on the finances of a possible team. The comments come as Ivory Coast international reaches the end of his contract in Milan next summer.

Kessie has been linked with several teams who are reportedly interested in his services on a free transfer, with Arsenal and Tottenham among those who have been rumoured with a move. Franck has been praised for his ball-winning ability in the Rossoneri double pivot.

Whilst the 24-year-old seems to help the side regain possession with his tenacity, Bennacer would look to play the ball from deep to pick out teammates going forward. Add the expiring deal of Elneny into the mix, and a move for the Ivorian midfielder makes sense.

A move for Arsenal could see them bolster their midfield, where they signed Albert Sambi Lokonga in the summer, but the injury to Xhaka and ongoing injury issues for Partey have meant that the Spanish manager has struggled for consistency in the middle of the park.

As for Tottenham, the transfer could see them make yet another acquisition from Serie A, somewhere director of football Fabio Paratici and Antonio Conte know well from their time there.

Whilst Hojbjerg can play as a destroyer, he has shown his ability further up the pitch, and the introduction of the African midfielder could allow him to do just that.