Chelsea have been told by Atalanta that they need to cough up at least €35m-€40m for the midfielder. The 20-year old has been a long-term target for Antonio Conte.
Conte will be looking forward to filling the void of Oscar whom they sold to Shanghai SIPG for £60m. Kessie has netted six goals so far and has been a constant presence in the Atalanta midfield.
A host of Premier League clubs including Liverpool, Manchester United and Manchester City have expressed their intentions in roping the midfielder.
It would be very hard to resist Chelsea’s offer for them but the Serie A club will try to hold him as late as possible. Atalanta is right now sixth in the Serie A and have a real chance to finish in the top four.
Kessie could have made a move to Premier League earlier as he had almost joined Sunderland but the move didn’t materialise as he was denied a work permit to play in England.