Date: 26th January 2017 at 5:02pm
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Chelsea have had a £21 million offer rejected by for midfielder Franck , according to the Daily Star.

The fee, including add-ons, could rise to £27 million but the Serie A side are holding out until the summer when they believe the Ivorian can command an even higher fee.

Kessie’s agent revealed last month to the Guardian that , , , , as well as the Blues, have all been keeping track of the 20-year-old in recent months.

The holding midfielder’s reputation has increased rapidly as the season has unfolded. This time last year he was playing on in Serie B for Cesena, but his performances in Italy’s top flight this campaign have come to the attention of many scouts.

In 17 appearances for far this season in all competitions, Kessie has scored seven goals and provided two assists, helping Atalanta to sixth in the Serie A table after 21 games.