Confirmations have arrived regarding the news that AC Milan have received an expression of interest in Charles De Ketelaere from the Premier League.
According to what is being reported by MilanNews, Aston Villa are indeed pressing to sign De Ketelaere and there are ongoing discussions regarding the sale of the Belgian.
Milan are willing to listen to offers for the 22-year-old, but are aiming to get the most money they can back after they paid out €35m to sign him from Club Brugge last summer.
There are also enquiries from other clubs, so there could be the situation where the management can hold an auction of sorts and maximise the return on De Ketelaere.
To avoid a loss on the balance sheet an offer of €28m is needed and it was reported this morning by the newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport that Aston Villa are expected to put in a bid of €25m, with Milan asking for €30m.