Serie A side Atalanta have shown a serious interest in signing Charles De Ketelaere from AC Milan but there is a reason why a deal could be tough, a report claims.
As has been reported by TMW (via Milan News), La Dea would like to give De Ketelaere a chance to impress in Serie A away from Milan.
The main hitch is that Milan have decided they do not want to lose control of the Belgian midfielder entirely but they are willing to tackle next season without him.
That means they must organise a loan deal in which there is an option for Atalanta to buy De Ketelaere but not an obligation.
It remains to be seen whether Atalanta would be willing to aid his development before seeing him go back to Milan, but other offers from Europe could soon arrive for De Ketelaere.
He joined Milan last summer from Club Brugge but had a poor first season in Italy.