The price Barça want for Kessie as they prepare to meet suitors Juve

The price Barça want for Kessie as they prepare to meet suitors Juve

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Barcelona play Juventus this weekend with talks ongoing for the midfielder's transfer

Barcelona are clear that one of the departures that must take place this summer is that of Franck Kessie. The Ivorian does not fit into Xavi's plans, who has so far strengthened in midfield with Ilkay Gündogan and Oriol Romeu. Kessie arrived as a free agent last season and his transfer would be a breath of fresh air for the club's coffers.

Juventus are currently the team showing the most interest in a midfielder who made his mark in Serie A in a Milan shirt, with whom he won the Scudetto. Barça and the 'Bianconeri' have been in talks for some time now to evaluate an operation in which the Turin side would like to include Federico Chiesa. The problem is that the Italian is not a good fit for Barça, which is why at the moment they are negotiating a pure and simple transfer.

The 'Vecchia Signora', who had raised the possibility of a transfer, would be open to negotiate his purchase and already know that Barça are asking for 15 million euros for Kessie. This is an amount that the Blaugrana would be happy to accept because it would allow them to continue reducing the wage bill, reduce the number of players on the first team's roster and, furthermore, to face future operations during the summer market.

Franck Kessié, jugador del FC Barcelona


The player himself already knows the intentions of Juventus, who have sent him a proposal to convince him to return to Italy. Despite this, it will be necessary to continue negotiating between all parties for the transfer to take place. Meanwhile, the Ivorian continues under the orders of Xavi in Barça's tour of the United States where the two clubs will face each other in the early hours of Sunday (peninsular time). It would not be strange if the sporting officials of both clubs took advantage of the game to continue discussing the transfer of Kessie.

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