Tuttosport: De Ketelaere’s arrival likely ends Milan pursuit for Chelsea star

By Euan Burns -

The arrival of Charles De Ketelaere at AC Milan is likely to put an end to the pursuit of Chelsea forward Hakim Ziyech, a report claims.

As has been reported by Tuttosport today (via Milan News), the Rossoneri are very unlikely to spend the necessary money to bring Ziyech in now that there is less of a tactical need.

Club Brugge’s De Ketelaere was the primary target for the attacking trio behind the striker and now it seems a matter of days until he is unveiled as a new Milan player to the fans.

Alongside the negotiations for the Belgian, there had been repeated talk of a loan deal with an option to buy for Ziyech but his wages were always going to be a stumbling block.

The only situation now in which Milan could reopen the discussion for the Moroccan would be if an offer came in for Alexis Saelemaekers which they could not refuse.

Tags AC Milan Charles De Ketelaere Chelsea Club Brugge Hakim Ziyech

12 Comments

    1. Galliani is interested in Messias, not Saelemaekers.

      I prefer terminating Diaz loan early though, Both CDK and Adli can play as AM, and given that CDK can play as RW, maybe Messias can be moved back to his original AM position.

      1. Good idea, I agree to terminate Brahim Diaz’ loan because his pos already full and the best is he will be only 3rd choice at all pos he want.
        I think why dont Pioli use Saelemaekers as a pivot because at past season he had good defensive stats & often did some late arrivals at box like a box-to-box mid.

  1. This is F frigging funny that other club only want our star player for free, ie: dollarumma, cashanoglu,cashie,romannoli, samu, next saladmaker,rafa?? The biggest sales just came from JPH.

  2. Just forget this. Only stupid club want to buy lord saladmaker , most likely his fate are just like castilejo . We waiting till his contract almost expire then give him free to suitor club. His crossing bad,cannot cut inside or beat his defender opponent 1 vs 1 , finishing bad. He offer nothing except his stamina

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