RUMOURS: Juventus plan to pip Chelsea in Kessie pursuit

The Atalanta midfielder has also been linked with Arsenal, but the Serie A champions intend to see off interest from the Premier League with a January bid Juventus are preparing to pip Chelsea and Arsenal to the signature of Atalanta midfielder Franck Kessie, according to Calciomercato . The teenage Ivory Coast international has impressed in Serie A this season, netting five times and providing one assist. His value is soaring ahead of the winter transfer window, with it expected that he will generate a fee of around £15 million. Juve intend to head the queue of suitors, much to the disappointment of their transfer rivals from the Premier League, with the Serie A champions prepared to do a deal and leave Kessie to see out the season on loan at Atalanta. CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE LATEST RUMOURS