Corriere Dello Sport add that the Gunners may have to battle London rivals West Ham for the ace’s signature, with Milan valuing the energetic midfielder at around £20m.
Kessie has been an important player for the Italian giants since joining on an initial loan two-and-a-half years ago, the ace’s impressive performances with Milan have also seen him become a key player for the Ivory Coast.
The 23-year-old already has 35 caps to his name and he seems like one of the more exciting prospects in his country’s side.
Kessie has made 16 Serie A appearances this season, his tireless work rate and physical strength are arguably his best attributes – something that the Gunners could do with in the middle of the park.
With Arsenal’s defensive problems still apparent under Mikel Arteta, it seems like the Gunners could do with a midfielder that is capable of covering a lot of ground and being a physical presence in front of a shaky back four.
Deploying Kessie alongside a technically-gifted talent in Mateo Guendouzi could give some real balance to the side’s midfield.
The reported price-tag of £20m seems like a bargain for a player that has the potential to become a real high-profile star in the future.