CM: Milan and De Ketelaere wait for news on €30m deal as Atalanta talks continue

By Oliver Fisher -

The Charles De Ketelaere situation is at an interesting point, with both AC Milan and Atalanta hoping things can be unlocked in the coming hours or days.

According to the latest from, it seemed as though the requests for commissions and salary in the event of an option to buy being triggered had slowed down talks between Atalanta and De Ketelaere’s entourage.

However, yesterday the parties returned to constructive discussions, though the Belgian and his agents still want a higher salary than the current €2.2m net per season he gets at Milan (€3m is the request) if he signs permanently in Bergamo.

Today could be an important day while De Ketelaere is waiting for news, aware that his adventure at Milan has come to an end, after 40 games across all competitions and with not a single goal to his name.

Atalanta tempt him more than the foreign options like PSV Eindhoven and RC Lens above all, so he waiting for a call from his agents to get on the road for Bergamo.

Geoffrey Monada and Giorgio Furlani are waiting, having already agreed a €3m loan with La Dea plus a €23m option to buy and €4m in bonuses, which would mean they avoid a capital loss on the €35m investment of last year.

In a few days everything will be clearer, either De Ketealere will be at Atalanta or heading somewhere else, but he will not be at Milan who no longer see a place for him.

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