Inter could look to sign AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie on a free transfer next summer, after having already completed the signing of Hakan Calhanoglu on a similar basis last week.

This was reported by SportItalia transfer market expert Alfredo Pedulla last evening on his show, with Pedulla confirming that there is interest from the Nerazzurri in pursuing such an operation.

The 24-year-old Ivorian midfielder is currently an important member of Milan’s squad, but is about to enter the last year of his contract without having agreed an extension.

The Rossoneri have already lost Calhanoglu and Gianluigi Donnarumma this summer at the expiration of their contracts and will look to avoid a similar situation with Kessie, but contract talks are thought to be far from finished.

Milan’s current offer stands at a net of €4 million per season plus add-ons, while the player is demanding at least €5.5 million.

Should the club be unable to renew with the Ivorian it is unclear what their plans are, and whether they would prefer to sell him for a fee this summer or let his contract expire after one more season playing for the club, and then see him leave for free.

Should the latter scenario happen, the Nerazzurri are interested in signing yet another midfielder from their city rivals without having to pay a transfer fee.