In the ever-evolving world of football transfers, one name that has been making headlines recently is that of Frank Kessié. The talented Ivorian midfielder, currently a part of FC Barcelona, has attracted the attention of Italian giants Juventus. With an imminent friendly match between the two clubs on the horizon, the Juventus board is eager to make progress in their negotiations for Kessié. However, the proposed loan deal with an option to buy has not completely convinced Barcelona’s decision-makers.
Kessié’s future at Barcelona remains uncertain, despite his expressed desire to build a career at the club. The Catalan side is open to the idea of parting ways with the midfielder, who could potentially bring in substantial financial gains. However, Barcelona’s desire to maximize their return on his departure is currently hindering any potential move to Juventus. The Bianconeri would be delighted to welcome Kessié to their ranks but have only shown interest in a loan deal with an option to buy, rather than paying the €15 million demanded by Barcelona for their promising player.
In an attempt to bridge the gap and find common ground, reports suggest that Juventus officials are planning to use the upcoming friendly match in North America as an opportunity to meet with their Barcelona counterparts. “For now, the Italians are not willing to meet Barcelona’s demands and are waiting to offload some players. However, an agreement could be reached in the United States, where Juventus would assume Kessié’s contract without any issues,” states a source.
Apart from Juventus, Kessié has also attracted interest from various clubs in Saudi Arabia. Additionally, Barcelona remains hopeful that the player’s profile and experience will eventually lead to enticing offers from the Premier League, prompting him to consider a beneficial change of scenery for all parties involved.