Club Brugge’s Charles de Ketelaere ‘very close’ to joining AC Milan

AC Milan are reportedly now “very close” to signing Charles de Ketelaere from Club Brugge after increasing their offer.

The Italian champions have been trying to sign the Belgian throughout the summer but have time and time again had their bids rejected by his current team. Club Brugge have been adamant that they will sell the player for no less than €35 million up-front.

AC Milan, according to Calcio Mercato, have now come closer than ever to meeting their demands, offering an initial €32 million with a potential further €3 million in bonuses.

The offer was apparently made in a meeting between representatives of the two clubs in Lugano, Switzerland, and the Belgian club are leaning ever closer to accepting it.

It is believed that a deal could be reached before the end of the week, which would be a blow to English side Leeds United who have also been interested in the 21-year-old.


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