Skip navigation
Sign up to follow your favorites on all your devices.
Sign up

AC Milan signs Ivory Coast midfielder Kessie from Atalanta

Empoli FC v Atalanta BC - Serie A

EMPOLI, ITALY - MAY 21: Franck Yannick Kessie of Atalana BC in action during the Serie A match between Empoli FC and Atalanta BC at Stadio Carlo Castellani on May 21, 2017 in Empoli, Italy. (Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images)

Getty Images

MILAN (AP) AC Milan has acquired Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie on a two-year loan from Atalanta, as the Rossoneri attempt to make a big impact in the transfer market.

The deal requires Milan to purchase Kessie’s full rights after the loan period ends.

Financial details were not released.

[ MORE: Everton to snag bargain Sandro? ]

The 20-year-old Kessie helped Atalanta to a club-record fourth-place finish in Serie A last weekend, scoring six goals in 29 appearances in his first season in the top division.

Kessie is Milan’s second signing of the transfer period after center back Mateo Musacchio joined from Villarreal on Tuesday.

The Gazzetta dello Sport has also reported that Milan is hoping to sign striker Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid for 60 million euros (nearly $70 million).