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Barcelona might sell Kessie for €30 million to resolve FFP issues

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As Barcelona seeks solutions to their Financial Fair Play issues, it has become increasingly evident that player sales will be vital to the club’s success. While several names have been linked to a departure, one player whose departure appears to be inevitable is Franck Kessie. Indeed, until lately did it appear that manager Xavi Hernandez had given his approval for his sale.

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Barcelona willing to sell Kessie to Inter Milan

According to Javi Miguel of AS, Barcelona considers Kessie’s departure as quite likely. Given that the midfielder joined the club for free last summer, any amount gained from his sale would be recorded as net income. Furthermore, Kessie has numerous fans in Italy, where he helped AC Milan win the Serie A title last season. In reality, Inter Milan has shown interest in signing the Ivorian since January. Inter have made a ‘solid offer’ for his services. However, nothing is certain at this time, since the Nerazzurri are hunting for players in exchange for Kessie. Barça, on the other hand, is searching for a cash-only deal. The Blaugrana feel that selling the 26-year-old midfielder will bring them at least €30 million.

According to the source, Xavi Hernandez would meet with Kessie after winning the La Liga title to tell him of the decision. The manager would explain the Ivorian that the decision is solely prompted by the club’s terrible FFP predicament and not by performance factors. Kessie has played 39 times in all competitions since joining the club in the summer, scoring and assisting three goals. However, only 14 of those appearances were starts, with only five of them coming in La Liga. Kessie’s minutes would be cut even further as the club signed Ilkay Gundogan. With Xavi’s acceptance for a sale, the Ivorian might be on his way out in the summer, possibly to return to Italy.

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