Asked about the future of Ivorian international midfielder Franck Kessié (20), who, through his ongoing seasonal performance, succeeded in drawing top clubs' attention on him, Atalanta CEO Luca Percassi stated: "AS Roma are indeed very interested in signing him. So far, I can't exactly say they are close to get him. However, they want him because of his versatility. I can see why they are keen on him". Currently on a deal with Italian club until June 2021, the African rising star is tracked by Napoli, Arsenal, PSG, and Manchester City as well.