AC Milan could agree to sell Ivorian midfielder Franck Kessie as they look to fund a permanent move for out-of-favour Chelsea anchorman Tiemoue Bakayoko.

According to Calciomercato, AC Milan are looking to raise funds this summer to make Bakayoko’s move permanent at San Siro after the Frenchman impressed for Gattuso’s side.

After a tough start to life at San Siro, former Monaco midfielder has emerged as one of Gennaro Gattuso’s vital players in AC Milan’s midfield.

Reports recently claimed that the France international midfielder would be interested in continuing his career at AC Milan with his future at Stamford Bridge remains up in the air since the arrival of Jorginho from Napoli last summer.

The 24-year-old midfielder has struggled to impress during his maiden campaign in the Premier League with Maurizio Sarri proceeding to recruit midfield duo Mateo Kovacic and Jorginho upon his move to Stamford Bridge.

AC Milan midfielder Frank Kessie seemingly deemed surplus to Gattuso’s requirements this season, and the Italian giants will try to sell him this summer and sign quality players in order to strengthen their team for the next season.

Italian giants are currently fighting for the Champions League football. as they sit six in the Serie A table only two points separating from fourth-placed AS Roma.

Meanwhile, Chelsea are working on a deal to keep Mateo Kovacic at Stamford Bridge with Eden Hazard is likely to sign for Rela Madrid this summer the Spanish giants could agree to make Croatians move to the Blues permanent.