No De Ketelaere deal yet between Milan and Club Brugge but Leeds reportedly give up, Ziyech parts ways with agent

Charles De Ketelaere during Club Brugge training on April 13, 2022. (Photo by KURT DESPLENTER/BELGA MAG/AFP via Getty Images)

Milan continue to work for Charles De Ketelaere and Hakim Ziyech and some developments have taken place.

An important week of transfer market has come to an end but the Rossoneri still don’t have new players to show for it.

The top targets remain Club Brugge’s Charles De Ketelaere, Chelsea’s Hakim Ziyech and Lille’s Renato Sanches.

According to Gianluca Di Marzio of Sky, Milan have got a boost in their attempts to sign CDK. In fact, Leeds United, who have made the best offer to Club Brugge (over €30m plus bonuses) are close to giving up on the player, due to his strong desire to play for the Rossoneri next year.

The Premier League outfit is pessimistic they can convince Charles to join them and are almost entirely out of the race. This is good news for Milan, who have yet to find an agreement with Club Brugge and are expected to make an improved offer in the next days after having their €20m plus bonuses bid rejected. Di Marzio claims that in the meantime, CDK’s people are asking for technical guarantees from Milan, such as consistent playing time with the Diavolo.

Hakim Ziyech and Romelu Lukaku celebrating during Leeds United-Chelsea at Elland Road on May 11, 2022. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

As for Ziyech, talks and contacts between the parties continue. Last night Hakim went to Instagram to announce he’s fired his agent: I am no longer represented by Nakhli Mondial. Thank you for the last 12 years. I am wishing them nothing but the best.” The following statement was posted:

“I have reached a point in my life where I feel that the time is right for me to take full control of my professional future. I want negotiations and decisions about my career to be made by me. So moving forward, my team and I, together with our legal representatives, will handle the business side of things. Professional interest should be directed to the contact info in my bio. I remain incredibly grateful for your continued support. Hakim Ziyech.”

Milan continue to work for the targets but the white smoke still has not arrived on any front.

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So maybe he doesn’t want to share the (tiny?) signing bonus Milan has offered with his agent?


Ac milan are not acting like a club that needs upgrade ,they are linked with practically everybody but never taking any signing seriously into action ,


This isn’t FIFA. You cannot hold X and skip negotiations. Some of you guys make me laugh. This isn’t like going to purchase a new car where you go in, sign and drive away. There are many factors at play.


signor maldini sign this guy de keetelare he is wonder kid give brugge what they want he is perfecto for milan


if there’s one thing i’ve learned about nazidis and eldiott’s milan, it’s that if the negotiations to buy players drag on unnecessarily for way too long then chances are milan won’t get said players.
so eldiott, u better put ur money where ur mouth is before botman saga happens again. dont u want to win u stingy, greedy basterds


de Katelaere, Zieych, Senesi, Cambiasso/Parisi are all good options, at relatively good prices and focus on the positions we should be focused on upgrading/covering the most. Sanches had been really pi$$ing me off, he obviosuly doesn’t want to join, too iggnorant to understand where he will be ending up, we finally got set free from the Pig Riola and now we have Mendes to deal with…. These agents should be all nutered.


ok we already missed out on Cambiasso…