Starting with Kessie, SempreMilan report that ourselves and Arsenal are both keen to sign the Ivory Coast international midfielder.
The highly-rated 23-year-old has been linked with a loan move to the Premier League this month – with Wolves and West Ham credited with interest – but the arrival of Nabil Bentaleb surely means this one is a non starter?
Then to Hakan Calhanoglu. Our interest in the Turkish international was reported earlier this month, with Tuttosport claiming we watched him in AC Milan’s recent 0-0 draw with Sampdoria.
A few weeks on and Calciomercato reporter Louis Girardi has claimed last night that we’ve now submitted an offer to sign the attacking midfielder.
Calhanoglu could be a target given we’re clearly in the market for more attacking flair, but Kessie seems highly unlikely after Bentaleb’s arrival – even if he is the sort of box-to-box midfielder we’ve lacked this season.