Franck Kessie is 'dreaming' of Man United

Franck Kessie

Chelsea transfer target Franck Kessie admits he dreams about joining Premier League rivals Manchester United.

Standard Sport understands the Premier League leaders were recently negotiating with Atalanta in the hope of securing a January move for the midfielder.

However, it looks as though Kessie has his eye on two clubs in particular with the Ivory Coast worldwide admitting that he couldn't turn down the chance to join Chelsea but his ultimate dream is to join Man Utd.

They are aware that they will have to bid in excess of €25m to compete for Kessie's signatur, e but club president Aurelio De Laurentiis is ready to fork out the big money for talented youngsters such as the Ivorian.

Kessie signed for Atalanta in 2015 and spent the entirety of last season with AC Cesena.

The Ivorian is termed as the next Yaya Toure and has been a regular starter under the club's manager Gian Piero Gasperini. Kessie's statements in the press conference suggest a "come and get me" plea for the Manchester United hierarchy.

Chelsea were dealt a further blow to their chances of signing Kessie on Wednesday, with the 20-year-old revealing his stronger desire to move to Old Trafford.

A report in England this month claimed that United defender Eric Bailly has recommended his compatriot to Jose Mourinho, having been hugely impressed by his efforts at the Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.

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