Leeds not giving up hope of £31m deal for Charles de Ketelaere as AC Milan fail to meet Club Brugge’s asking price with a £27m bid… but the Belgian forward’s preference is a move to the San Siro this summer
- AC Milan and Leeds want to sign young midfielder Charles de Ketelaere
- The 21-year-old is tipped to become the next big talent to emerge from Belgium
- The 6ft 3ins midfielder managed to score 15 goals for club and country last term
Leeds United are waiting in the wings after AC Milan failed to meet Bruges’ valuation for Charles de Ketelaere.
Milan have offered £27m while Leeds have tabled £31m for the Belgium forward whose preference was a move to Italy.
Milan may now turn back to Chelsea winger Hakim Ziyech.
Leeds are waiting in the wings after Milan failed to meet the Charles de Ketelaere’s valuation
De Ketelaere is tipped to become the next big talent to emerge from Belgium and has attracted interest from several top-flight clubs as a result.
The 21-year-old is a versatile player with quick feet and a strong left foot. He prefers playing behind the striker but can play on either wing also and has an eye for goal.
Leeds hope that the lure of the Premier League can help persuade the youngster to link up with coach Jesse Marsch.
De Ketelaere can provide versatility for Leeds who have also discussed signing Wolves star Adama Traore and Cody Gakpo from PSV Eindhoven.
Leeds also want to sign another midfielder, a left-back and an experienced goalkeeper with former Watford keeper Ben Foster one name under consideration.
The 21-year-old (right) is tipped to become the next big talent to emerge from Belgium
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