Report: Milan make opening €20 million plus bonuses bid for De Ketelaere, the request of Club Brugge is a lot higher

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Charles De Ketelaere celebrating winning the Belgian Pro League title at the end of Club Brugge KV-RSC Anderlecht at Jan Breydel Stadium on May 22, 2022 (Photo by VIRGINIE LEFOUR/BELGA MAG/AFP via Getty Images)

Milan have made their first offer for Charles De Ketelaere but it’s far off what Club Brugge are expecting.

It’s not secret that Milan are trying to strengthen their attack and one of the top names on the notebook of Paolo Maldini and Frederic Massara is that of the 21-year-old Charles De Ketelaere.

The Belgian sensation is also followed by Leeds from the Premier League, but Milan are trying to strike a deal to bring CDK.

As reported by Gianluca Di Marzio of Sky Italia, the Rossoneri have made their first bid for De Ketelaere: €20 million plus bonuses. However, it’s not close to what Club Brugge demand for their attacking prospect (believed to be around €35m according to earlier reports). It’s now up to Milan to bridge the gaps and find an agreement.

De Ketelaere is primarily an attacking midfielder, but he can slot in other places in the trequartisti line of Stefano Pioli since he’s capable of also playing as a central forward and as a right winger. Despite being just 21, CDK has 78 appearances in the Jupiler Pro League, scoring 18 goals and assisting 12. In addition, he has 16 Champions League games to his name, with 2 goals and 3 assists.

It now remains to be seen what tactic Milan will take in the negotiations: whether they’ll stick to their offer or come closer to the evaluation of Club Brugge.

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Ted

Ziyech on loan with obligation, De Ketelaere for 30 millions (maybe 25 + bonuses), Sanches for 20 millions and bonuses, Acerbi for 2 or 3 millions, Diallo on loan.

I don’t want to play too much with values and numbers as these are mere speculations from media but if Maldini really has limited budget on around 50 millions this could be a scenario.

On the other hand there are players we need like Dybala, Isco, Tolisso available on bosman.

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Deku

Tolisso is Lyon player, Isco is trash. Milenkovic and N’dicka are cheap good options since their contracts end in 2023, under 20 million bid would do the trick. Dybala imo will come if Zieych won’t or vice-versa. Diallo is overkill, since we can go for young italian talent, Cambiasso from Genoa who will also come in cheap since they are in serie b.

Ted

Sure they are cheap but are they free? No. And I said this are mere speculations from media IF the rumours on 50 millions transfer kitty are true. I can throw names around as well.

Jay

So Renato Sanchez in out of books now ? what a miss