From Belgium: De Ketelaere to skip Super Cup against Gent as Milan move nears

By Oliver Fisher -

Charles De Ketelaere is getting closer to moving to AC Milan and is even being left out of match action, according to reports from Belgium.

The newspaper Het Nieuwsblad (via MilanNews) explains that the Rossoneri are becoming an increasingly concrete option for the 21-year-old attacking midfielder, who is at the preseason training camp with Club Brugge but did not participate in their first friendly match against Copenhagen.

The first offer from Milan was rejected, but the management are ready to raise the bid in order to get closer to what Brugge are asking for. De Ketelaere is ‘getting closer and closer’ to joining Milan, and the decision not to play friendlies (like the 4-2 loss to Copenhagen over the weekend) is a mutual agreement with head coach Carl Hoefkens as he does not want to take risks.

Meanwhile, Het Laatste Nieuws (via MilanNews) report that De Ketelaere is not likely take part in the next friendly against Utrecht and even the Belgian Super Cup game against Gent scheduled for Sunday, because an important acceleration is expected this week regarding his move to Milan.

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  1. Schira: “#ACMilan will offer €25M + 2-3 young counterparts (Jungdal, Coubis and Roback) to #ClubBrugge to try to sign Charles #DeKetelaere. #Milan have already agreed personal terms with the player for a contract until 2027 (€2,5M/year).”

  2. I just hope it is concluded, just giving a chance to some other club to decide and get him. Let’s be honest, if Barcelona or Dortmund came into picture he would forget about Milan in 25 seconds because the club would tell him they will pay more money. The only luck is that only Leeds offered anything besides Milan. He will be a world class player in 2-3 years, if we miss out on this…

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