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Chelsea are set to open talks with Arsenal target and Atlanta midfielder Franck Kessie, according to reports.
19 year Old Kessie is regarded as one of Serie A’s brightest talents and his superb performances at his tender age have attracted the attention of some of Europe’s biggest clubs.
Arsenal are one of the clubs that have been consistently linked with the midfielder in recent months and our scouts have been present at Atlanta’s games on numerous occasions to watch him in action.
Recently, reports in Italy claimed Wenger was preparing a January move for the midfielder but we are now set to face competition from Chelsea.
According to Corriere Dello Sport via The Daily Star, Kessie’s agent George Antagana has traveled to London to hold talks with Chelsea to ascertain the possibility of his client moving to West London in January.
Arsenal have been monitoring the midfielder’s progress for quite sometime and Wenger could be forced to step up his interest if he wants to get his man but I don’t think a move away from Atlanta in January would be the best for the lad. At his age, he will not play regularly at any of the big clubs which could have a negative effect on his development.
It will be better to wait and see how well he has develops this season before making a move to sign him next summer.