Although Milan is looking for a replacement for Franck Kessie, it's possible that they will keep him because of a condition in their contracts with Barcelona that allows them to go if they are not registered by this weekend. This clause also applies to Andreas Christensen. The midfielder was a free agent this summer and could have joined Barcelona had he not refused to sign a new contract at San Siro.
The Blaugrana's severe financial issues prevent them from registering several of their new players until the total pay cost is reduced because doing so would go against LaLiga regulations. Both Kessie and former Chelsea defender Christensen have provisions in their contracts that allow them to leave if Barcelona has not signed them by the start of the season. Time is indeed running out for that match against Rayo Vallecano this coming Saturday.
Kessie might reconsider accepting the lucrative contract extension he first turned down while Milan continue their search for a replacement. In the end, the compensation he had agreed to at Barcelona was virtually similar; the only distinction was that there was no significant commission for his agency. Christensen, a former Chelsea center-back, was rumoured to be interested at Inter and Milan before deciding for Barcelona.