If Jose Mourinho wants Atalanta ace Franck Kessie, he’s going to get him. And the bookies think the Manchester United boss could well be very keen, with the Red Devils now 5/2 favourites to be the Ivorian’s next club.
The talented midfielder told Italian media outlet Tuttomercatoweb: “I like the Premier League and in particular Manchester United, the club I dream of playing for.”
He went on to say: “Chelsea? That is also a big club, nobody would turn them down, but I dream of United.”
Those comments have seen the 20-time English champions head to the front of the betting, with Chelsea next in line at 7/2 to secure his services.
If he remains on the continent, Juventus are the most likely suitors at 4/1, with our odds-compilers, making them the only realistic contenders in Serie A.
Meanwhile, Arsenal are 15/2 to add the steely but creative 20-year-old to their ranks, with Liverpool 8/1 shots.to add the Ivory Coast international to their ranks.
Whoever does win the race for Kessie, they’ll be getting quite the player. The youngster has already scored seven times from midfield this season, as well as producing two assists and a raft of commanding performances.
That means he’s unlikely to come cheap, but with Man United having splashed £89m out on Paul Pogba last summer, while Chelsea have spent £112m since the end of last season.
Ladbrokes Latest Betting:
Franck Kessie – Next Permanent Club
Man United – 5/2
Chelsea – 7/2
Juventus – 4/1
Arsenal – 15/2
Liverpool – 8/1
Roma – 16/1
Napoli – 16/1
AC Milan – 20/1
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