Franck Kessie chose AC Milan over a move to Chelsea to join the ‘start of a project’ when he made the switch from Atalanta in the summer.
The 20-year-old is currently on a two-year loan deal with an option to buy at the Serie A club, although it was rumoured over the January transfer window and the summer that Kessie was a target of the Blues.
However, the central midfielder decided against a switch to Stamford Bridge and instead the Blues bought Tiemoue Bakayoko and Kessie’s agent George Atangana insisted it was because the midfielder wanted the chance to be part of what is going on at Millan.
“Italy? Well them being out of the World Cup is a real pity since they have so much history. It’s a big loss for sure,” Atangana told Radio CrC.
“To see Buffon crying at the end of the game was touching, everyone now has to understand why this event happened to try and fix things.
“Kessie? Big clubs always want to sign top talents and there wasn’t only Napoli on him. He evaluated many different offers and projects before making his final decision.
“He chose Milan since it was the start of a new and exciting project. They had been following him for some time and they moved quickly to get him.”