Barcelona midfielder in contact with former teammate as he considers Serie A switch

by | 13 February, 2023 | LaLiga News

Barcelona midfielder Franck Kessie

Barcelona midfielder Franck Kessie

According to Italian publication Gazzetta dello Sport, Barcelona midfielder Franck Kessie is in contact with former AC Milan teammate Hakan Calhanoglu over a possible transfer to Inter Milan in the summer.

Calhanoglu left AC Milan for Inter in the summer of 2021 and has grown into a pivotal part of the Nerazzurri outfit. Kessie, whose contract with the Rossoneri expired last summer, is believed to have spoken to the Turk about a move to Inter back then but eventually joined Barcelona.

However, the Ivorian has struggled to take off in Catalonia, failing to establish himself as a regular in Xavi Hernandez’s setup. It led to intense speculations over Kessie’s future in January, with Inter Milan showing major interest.

The Nerazzurri were keen on signing him and it was believed that Barcelona would be open to the transfer if Marcelo Brozovic was sent the other way. However, in the end, nothing materialised and Kessie stayed put at Camp Nou.

While he has seen slight improvement in terms of his involvement, the report states that his entourage remain unhappy with his role. Meanwhile, Inter remain interested in signing the 26-year-old and have made contact with his representatives again.

At the same time, Kessie, as per the report, is still exchanging messages with Calhanoglu about the club.