Manchester United handed AC Milan star transfer blow as Barcelona win race

Franck Kessie is reportedly on the verge of signing for Barcelona, in a blow to Manchester United.

The AC Milan star’s San Siro contract is set to expire this summer, sparking plenty of interest from around Europe.

United are keen on Kessie, while Tottenham would also like to secure his signature.

But according to Spanish paper Sport, Barca have won the race for the 25-year-old’s signature.

They claim that Kessie has chosen to snub offers from England in order to join the LaLiga giants.

Xavi’s side are said to be scouring the free agent market, as they did last year by recruiting Sergio Aguero, Eric Garcia and Memphis Depay.