The 24-year-old Ivorian has entered the final 12 months of a deal in Italy and is attracting major interest.
Paris Saint-Germain, Tottenham and Manchester United have all been credited with an admiration of the ace, with the Reds regularly mentioned as suitors.
The report claims that the interest in the 48-cap star from the Premier League is ‘not a mystery’ to the Serie A club.
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Valued at £49.5million and out of contract in June 2022 (Transfermarkt), no agreement in Italy will see a potential bargain up for grabs sooner rather than later.
The combative Ivory Coast international could well be sold on the cheap in January to avoid losing another star on a free.
Boasting impressive passing, concentration and visible physical strength, Kessie would fill the void left behind by Gini Wijnaldum this summer.