Arsenal and Chelsea keeping keen eyes on African powerhouse

Arsenal are amongst a host of Premier League giants casting keen eyes over Atalanta teenager Franck Kessie, according to Italian website Calciomercato

The 19-year-old has hit form in Serie A this season, notching three goals in his opening four games for La Dea. 

A powerful defensive midfielder, the talented teen has drawn comparisons with Yaya Toure due to his marauding runs and imposing physical frame.

It’s been a fairly meteoric rise for the Ivory Coast international, who has excelled in midfield since being converted from a central defender.

Having returned to the club after a loan stint in Serie B with Cesena last year, the midfielder has been one of the stand-out performers in the Italian league so far.

With that in mind, the report claims the Gunners, Chelsea and both Manchester clubs are running the rule over his situation in Lombardy.

Serie A giants Napoli and Juventus are also understood to retain an interest as they look to snap up one of Italian football’s most exciting talents.