The midfielder faces an uncertain summer at Camp Nou and has been heavily linked with both Italian giants Juventus and long-time admirers Spurs. According to reports, Juve have agreed a loan-to-buy deal for Kessie, but Spurs remain in the frame with a Premier League move of interest to the player.
Kessie was again an unused substitute as Barcelona beat AC Milan overnight in Las Vegas, having been afforded just 45 minutes of action across four pre-season friendlies so far this summer.
Speaking to reporters after the game, Barca head coach explained why Kessie was not in the squad.
“Franck Kessie did not play due to a slight illness,” he said, before adding: “Regarding his future, he knows exactly what the situation is.”
Barcelona are next in action against Spurs in the traditional Joan Gamper Trophy, this year being held at the Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys.