Longo: Why Milan will not raise De Ketelaere bid and whether Ziyech could also arrive

By Oliver Fisher -

A journalist has clarified the doubts regarding whether AC Milan could sign both Charles De Ketelaere and Hakim Ziyech this summer.

Speaking on Radio Rossonera, Daniele Longo of Calciomercato.com started by giving an update on the De Ketelaere situation, remarking that Milan thought they could close the deal more quickly and more easily, otherwise the directors would not have gone directly to Belgium a few days ago.

While this journey was not seen as the absolute decisive meeting even beforehand, it was more for the purpose of wanting to deal in person and to clarify some points. Longo adds that Milan are not willing to raise their offer of €30m plus €1m in bonuses while Club Brugge have received a €40m bid from Leeds United.

The Belgian club ‘know that the player wants Milan’ and the Rossoneri believe that Brugge will finally surrender to the will of the 21-year-old. Why can’t Milan raise their offer by the extra €2-4m needed? It is not they they cannot, but rather they ‘do not want to, in order to have a little more money to invest in other players’.

Meanwhile, Longo stated that Milan held new talks with Chelsea on Friday to ‘let them know that there is still interest’ in Hakim Ziyech. He and De Ketelaere do not overlap from a technical point of view, but Milan were hoping to sign the Belgian for €25m and Ziyech for €5m via a loan formula, but ‘it could not be done and now the Moroccan seems to be the second choice compared to the Belgian’.

Tags AC Milan Charles De Ketelaere Hakim Ziyech


  1. Redbird miskin dan Gembel ….beri saja mereka harga itu , Milan akan menyesal seumur hidup jika tak bisa merekrutnya sekarang , … Ingat kata kata saya , Harga Charles akan Naik 3 Kali lipat dalam waktu setahun

  2. Thoả thuận sdk sẽ được chốt trong 2 ngày nữa. Sẽ có thêm cả ZZ, trục giữa người Anh và Tottenham trung vệ. Maldini không ngốc đến nỗi bỏ phí cdk như vậy. Forza Milan. Forza Maldini.

  3. Leeds United is the only other team chasing CDK – that should tell you all you need to know. Not worth a penny of $30 million.

  4. These people are just showing that €50M as Milan’s summer Mercato budget. But it would not be spent in the end.

  5. Like I’ve been saying just because they won’t raise their bud doesn’t mean that can’t. They have a max value in mind for the player and they won’t exceed it. Good business.

  6. Frankly this CDK saga is embarrassing us the fans, I revere Paolo Maldini but please cut the slack and execute transfer business like Inter, Juve etc. And to think that this is the serie A champions is very disappointing. Why is Milan chasing a player they don’t believe is not worthy the valuation!

  7. This article is fake Milan put as a first offer 30 mill not 25 . And second they are gonna raise it to 32 + 4 or 5 in bonuses plus sell on clause this report is fake lol

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