Yet more reports continue to emerge suggesting that AC Milan are braced for an offer from PSV Eindhoven for Charles De Ketelaere.
La Gazzetta dello Sport (seen below) writes that De Ketelaere will return to Milanello and his second season as a Milan player will officially begin. How long he will be there though remains to be seen.
Milan signed him for €35.5m from Club Brugge but he had a very disappointing debut campaign with zero goals and just one assist. For this reason, the management have even opened up to a loan with option to buy if the conditions are right.
PSV Eindhoven’s interest in De Ketelaere is concrete but they can only do an initial loan, with Milan ready to listen but their ideas but there can only be an agreement under certain circumstances.
The price fixed at the Rossoneri is €28-30m so as to avoid a loss on the accounts, while an option to buy next year would mean an extra year of amortisation and thus the price would be closer to €20m.
PSV are looking for a replacement for Xavi Simons after he returned to Paris Saint-Germain having signed Noa Lang from Club Brugge who was linked with Milan last year.
There are no negotiations yet but they could be opened soon, and a lot depends on De Ketelaere’s will, who at the moment seems convinced to stay and prove himself.