Arsenal join rivals Tottenham and Man Utd in pursuit of Franck Kessie free transfer with AC Milan contract expiring

ARSENAL have joined rivals Tottenham and Manchester United in the race to sign AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie, reports say.

The 24-year-old's deal at the Serie A club expires next summer and he is attracting interest from a host of top European clubs.

And according to the Daily Mirror, Arsenal will go toe-to-toe with their rivals and European juggernauts to sign the Ivorian.

Kessie can agree a pre-contract from January 1, leaving Milan in a vulnerable position.

The Serie A giants could lose one of their most prized possessions for nothing, which could open the door to an early January transfer if new terms can't be agreed.

United will also look to sign Kessie as they look to fix their midfield.

And Spurs could move for the midfielder should Tanguy Ndombele transfer to Barcelona.

Milan are eyeing Lille's Renato Sanches as a potential replacement for Kessie, but would ironically be rivalled by Arsenal for his signature, who are looking to plug the gaps left by AFCON stars.

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Sanches' contract expires in the summer of 2023, opening the door to an exit from the French champions.

Liverpool and Wolves were linked with moves for the once 'Golden Boy' but nothing materialised.

Barcelona also held an interest, and potentially signing Sanches on a pre-contract suits the clubs new transfer policy amid their financial crisis.

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