Club Boss Makes Statement Over €27m Liverpool Target’s Future

Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini has indicated that he doesn’t expect to lose Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool target Franck Kessie in January.

The 19-year-old midfielder’s future at Atalanta has been the subject of speculation ahead of the winter window, with a number of clubs believed to be keen to snap him up next month.

According to Sky Sports this month:

“Liverpool are lining up a €27m bid for Atlanta holding midfielder Franck Kessie. The Reds are hoping to beat Juventus to the 19-year-old by signing him in January”.

The Italian champions have been keeping a watch on the youngster for months with a view to take him to Turin, but they have been facing significant competition from three Premier League clubs.

Both Chelsea and Liverpool have been interested in snapping up Kessie in January and the duo have reportedly slapped in a big money offers for the youngster, while Arsenal have continued to scout the player.

However, Gasperini is relatively confident of holding on to all his players in January and is not expecting any departures from Atalanta until at least the summer transfer window.

The Atalanta boss told Sky Italia when asked about the January window: “I don’t think I will lose players.

“The interest is significant from the other clubs, but I don’t think anyone will leave before June.

“Maybe we will have a stronger team.”

Kessie has a contract until 2021 with Atalanta and has already earned ten caps for the Ivory Coast.

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