The chances of seeing Charles De Ketelaere’s at AC Milan are growing by the day and there is now optimism a deal will be closed, a report claims.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews), the Rossoneri have put €30m on the table and are now waiting for a response from Club Brugge which for the moment has not yet arrived.
Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara do not want to raise their bid from the current amount but it is not categorically excluded that it will happen either, because De Ketelaere is Milan’s number one target and that the outcome of this negotiation will affect the rest of the mercato.
There there will be limited resources to reinforce midfield hence the €10m deal for Renato Sanches that the club are hopeful of completing, while a centre-back could arrive on loan.
If De Ketelaere does not arrive then the €50m budget will be distributed differently, given that the alternative to the Belgian is Hakim Ziyech on a loan deal. However, De Ketelaere is seen as the perfect reinforcement for the attack and the management will continue as such.
There is Premier League competition to contend with and Club Brugge are hoping for an auction, but Milan will not participate in one and are aiming to close soon given the 21-year-old has confirmed his approval.