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West Ham Eyeing Summer Bid For £52m Rated AC Milan Star

West Ham have entered the race for AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie, according to reports in Italy.

The Hammers have joined a number of other Premier League teams in pursuing the Ivorian international.

Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham have also been linked with Kessie in the past, but the midfielder is a key player for Milan and the Rossoneri would be reluctant to let him go.

The 22-year-old has made 32 appearances in all competitions under manager Gennaro Gattuso this campaign, having scored four goals and contributed two assists.

Wolves reportedly offered €40m (£35m) for Kessie last summer, only to have their bid rejected. It is believed only an offer over €60m (£52m) would be deemed acceptable.

The Ivorian is still technically on loan at Milan from Atalanta until the end of the season, although the Italian club will be making the move permanent at the start of the summer transfer window in July.