Earlier in the season, Antonio Conte identified some players that he felt would be valuable going into next season. The Italian has enjoyed a sensational first season in charge of Chelsea, buy was brought rudely back down to earth with a defeat to Arsenal in the FA Cup Final on Saturday, a loss which put paid to their Dreams of a Double.
Chelsea transfer target, Franck Jessie who currently plays for Serie A high flyers, Atalanta has sensationally failed the first part of his medical at Italian giants, AC Milan, according to Calcio Mercato.
Kessie, 20 had enjoyed a breakthrough campaign at Atalanta and was scouted by both Manchester United and Chelsea, but had looked set for a move to the San Siro outfit following the acceptance of a &28m deal by his current club, which looked to have ended any hopes of Chelsea signing the Ivory Coast international.
However, with the latest development, the Blues will be monitoring the situation throughout the summer. Gazetta, as cited by Calcio Mercato claim that the player arrived at Milan this morning for a medical but failed the first part.
It is yet unclear as to the reason why he failed the medical examination, and it is rumoured that the 7-time Champions League will have to examine him further should they decide to ho ahead with the move.
Kessie is a central midfielder that has been widely praised for his fearless attitude, techinical intelligence and adaptability in the middle of the park. He scored 7 goals in 24 matches for Atalanta in the just concluded season.