TOTTENHAM target Franck Kessie has agreed terms with Barcelona, reports say.
Kessie25 years old, unable to sign a contract at the moment as he is playing for Ivory Coast in the Africa Cup of Nations.
But Sportitalia’s Gianluigi Longari insists Kessie’s agent has agreed to join Barca at the end of his Milan deal in July.
That seems to rule out Spurs‘hope to sign him this month after agreeing a fee of around £11m.
The former Atalanta ace has long looked certain to leave Milan.
It has been suggested that he wants £6m plus bonuses to sign a new contract.
Tottenham and Co could still return to Kessie, who is in a strong bargaining position when his contract expires.
But despite their financial problems, Barcelona are now in an extremely important position.
Meanwhile, Spurs have protested Porto’s £67m bid for Columbia winger Luis Diaz.
The Portuguese giants wanted him to have a full release clause for the 25-year-old but could ultimately settle for less than £12m – around £55m.
But Manchester United could be his most serious suitors to Prem as Tottenham are reluctant to pay another £50m.
Spurs CEO Antonio Conte is also considering making an offer for the Wolves player Adama Traore.
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