AC Milan believe that they will eventually get their hands on Charles De Ketelaere despite the fact they have not yet found a full agreement.
This morning’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport (as cited by MilanNews) explains that Milan expect a conclusion by the end of this week one way or another after Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara flew via private jet for talks with Club Brugge in Belgium yesterday.
The Rossoneri are in a hurry to close the agreement and have presented their latest offer of €32m, including bonuses, but now we must see if it will be enough to convince the Belgian champions to give the go-ahead for the sale.
If they do not accept the offer then Milan will move on, because they believe they have made a very fair proposal and have absolutely no intention of raising it nor getting involved in any bidding wars.
Within the next 48 hours, the Rossoneri want a response from Brugge while De Ketelaere is waiting and hopes that his current club will grant a small discount on their asking and will finally accept the Milan bid.
He is not interested in a transfer to Leeds United as per the paper, despite the fact they have made a bid of €37m and believe that they are very much still in the race to land him, as relayed by TEAMtalk.
Essentially, we have finally reached the decisive phase of this long saga and it could be the weekend for Milan to celebrate a big coup or one in which they definitively move on to alternative profiles.