Hammers in the battle to sign €35m-rated Gunners long-term target

Hammers in the battle to sign Milan superstar Franck Kessie and ready to compete with Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea for the footballer. Manuel Pellegrini wants to strengthen the midfield, and his primary target is Ivory Coast international who had a great season and proved his worth one more time.

Jack Wilshere is in terrible form, Carlos Sanchez and Mark Noble already up to 30, Declan Rice linked with several clubs, and they need replacement. Chilean coach will do everything to add him this summer, but it will be difficult as Gunners, Spurs and Blues also preparing to make an offer during the transfer window.

There will be a real contest for the player, and his price could become much more. The 22-year-old midfielder joined the Rossoneri from Atalanta in 2017 with a £22m deal. He became a key figure for the club and scored several important goals since joining.

In this campaign, Ivorian superstar played 42 matches, scored seven goals and provided three assists in all tournament. It is an impressive result, and he can do much more during the next season. Kessie has contracted with the Italian club until 2022, and his release clause is around £35m.

He regularly plays in the national team which is already a significant achievement for the midfielder. West Ham United had a good consequence in the Premier League as they finished the competition in a 10th place.

English club added several players last summer like Felipe Anderson from Lazio, Issa Diop from Toulouse, Andrii Yarmolenko from Borussia Dortmund, Carlos Sanchez from Fiorentina, Jack Wilshere from Arsenal and Lukasz Fabianski from Swansea.