Franck Kessie has 'total agreement' to join Barcelona for free this summer in transfer blow to Man Utd and Tottenham

BARCELONA have reached a "total agreement" to sign AC Milan star Franck Kessie as a free agent in the summer, reports suggest.

That is according to Gerard Romero, who claims that Manchester United and Tottenham target Kessie has agreed to move to the Nou Camp in June when his Milan contract expires.

United are looking to strengthen in midfield, which is one of the main areas they have been lacking throughout their disappointing season.

And the Red Devils are set to have even more problems in that department as Paul Pogba appears ready to run down his contract and leave for free this summer.

Spurs manager Antonio Conte has also been insistent about the importance of adding quality to his squad in order to challenge for the Premier League's top places.

But both Prem giants look set to miss out on the Ivory Coast international as he is close to joining Barcelona.

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The Blaugrana have been very active in the transfer market ever since Xavi's return as manager in November.

The Catalan giants have already signed the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Adama Traore, Ferran Torres and Dani Alves.

Barcelona are now keeping tabs on soon-to-be free agents mainly due to their financial issues.

That is why they are so keen on Kessie, who has amassed 36 goals and 16 assists in 213 appearances across all competitions for Milan ever since his arrival from Atalanta in 2019.

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The Spanish club is also eyeing Chelsea's defensive duo of Cesar Azpilicueta and Andreas Christensen.

The Blues aces look certain to leave after owner Roman Abramovich was hit with sanctions by the UK government.

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