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Kessié denies Roma, dreams of Manchester United, wouldn’t say no to Chelsea

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A clear statement of intent

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Franck Kessie continues to feature heavily in the Chelsea and Manchester United rumor mills, even after teammate Papu Gomez claimed earlier this month that the 20-year-old was set to stay in Italy by joining AS Roma.

However, Kessie himself claims that does not know of any such arrangement. In fact, he’s got his eyes on something much greater.

“I did not hear any rumours around Roma, as I was at the Africa Cup of Nations and so focused only on playing. I like the Premier League and in particular Manchester United, the club I dream of playing for."

“Chelsea? That is also a big club, nobody would turn them down, but I dream of United.”

-Franck Kessie; Source: TuttoMercatoWeb via EuroSport

Given how United are apparently also keen on going after Kessie this summer, it could prove very difficult to convince him to join Chelsea instead. And by difficult we mean expensive — and Kessié’s asking price was already in the neighborhood of £40m.