The agent of AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie has suggested that his client will leave San Siro on a free transfer unless the Italian club significantly improve their contract offer.
The 24-year-old's agent George Atangana has now revealed that Milan's offer is some way short of their salary expectations, which could lead to the midfielder leaving on a free.
"An important player needs a contract that is up to his standards. There was a formal offer from the club and a request from the agent, but we are talking about figures a long way off what you are referring to [£6.5m a year]," Atangana told Calciomercato.
"For too long people have been saying things in the wrong way. I am sorry for those who read these stories and believe them to be true."