Report: Maldini and Massara to fly out to Belgium on Wednesday, offer is €32m including bonuses for De Ketelaere

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Charles De Ketelaere during Paris Saint-Germain-Club Brugge at Le Parc des Princes on December 7, 2021 in Paris. (Photo by BRUNO FAHY/BELGA MAG/AFP via Getty Images)

Milan are preparing one more try for Charles De Ketelaere and Maldini and Massara will handle it personally by flying to Bruges tomorrow.

Negotiations have been going on for quite some time but there is still no agreement between Milan and Club Brugge for 21-year-old forward De Ketelaere.

According to Sky Italia, on Wednesday Paolo Maldini and Frederic Massara will be in Bruges to directly negotiate with Club Brugge for CDK. Milan hope therefore that tomorrow will be the decisive day and that they’ll be able to get the ‘yes’ from the Belgian side.

The first offer of Milan was €20 million plus bonuses but it was rejected, as was the second bid of €28m plus bonuses (€3m bonuses according to La Gazzetta). The new offer of the club, that has CDK’s will on their side, will be slightly improved – around €32m including bonuses, as per Sky.

Club Brugge have a €37m offer from Leeds United in hand for a while but De Ketelaere has shown interest to only join Milan. The Rossoneri have no intention of matching the offer and La Gazzetta dello Sport claims that the new offer that will be made this week is likely to be the last one – a ‘take it or leave it’ offer for Club Brugge, who have CDK under contract until 2024.

Maldini and Massara want to give De Ketelaere to coach Pioli but as they’ve shown in recent years, they will not go above their valuation of a player and are willing to change mercato targets.

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Osayande Ekhator

I’ve got nothing else to say…Shame on you y’all..

Deku

?

Ranajaya

You wrote so much when you “hv nothing to say”. Yes, shame on us

MEGATRONE

This management is starting to look like clown to me, several months on on player. Lastly we’ll all hear that CDK have moved to leeds

Rruudboy

This management is smart yet greedy, that is why we keep losing players

Timo

It’s quite frustrating seeing Milan still can’t conclude the deal. Milan play in CL next season and still have minor improvement up till now. No proper playmaker, RW,and proper back up for Theo, or even replacement of Romagnoli. I can’t really imagine seeing Milan play against top team in CL with Krunic/Diaz as AM or Messias/saladmaeker as RW . Takeover is really a joke, no improvement at all in terms of budget and Milan raised practically no money from castillejo (it is really a transfer joke in Milan’s history) I really hope milan can get CDK and other 2 other… Read more »

Gbenga AJOSE

This transfer policy to me is best described as window shopping .

dan

Inter- Bellanova, Asllani, Mkhitaryan, Lukaku, Onana
Juve- Pogba, Di Maria, Cambiaso
Roma-Dybala, Celik, Matic, Svilar
Napoli- Ostigard, Olivera, Kvaratskheila
Ac Milan- Origi…

philldadon1899

LOL. The amount of hatred the management that just won the scudetto gets on here is laughable. This isn’t FIFA. You cant press a button and skip negotiations. CDK is one of the worlds best talents and has been compared to Kevin De Bruyne. You all expect what exactly? Brugge to not capitalize on their player? He will wear the jersey of Milan next season. Maldini and Massara wouldn’t be wasting time if the kid wasn’t absolutely worthwhile. They also wouldn’t be taking a flight to Belgium if they didn’t believe this would close. I see some comments calling them… Read more »

Dan Ban

How do you explain all our rivals doing so much more signings than us? They don’t play fifa either. Maldini and co are doing their best, I guess fans are frustrated about the perceived penny pinching from higher ups. Cdk is indeed a great talent, if so why do we haggle an extra 1M?
In the scheme of budget and a 5 year contract, what’s 1-2M.

philldadon1899

LOL. What have our rivals done? Pogba? Lukaku is a loan and he forced his way out. Roma got Dybala on a free. Napoli has lost their entire starting lineup…. Bremer just went to Juve they also just sold De Ligt for 70 million plus. You guys are just complaining to complain. They have another month. Everyone needs to chill. Same people here complaining were all crying in January when they brought no one in. And won the scudetto. Inter’s owner is being investigated right now and probably has to pay 250 million out of his pocket. The point is.… Read more »

dan

Doesnt pogba improves juve? Doesnt onana and Lukaku improve inter? Juve lost DeLigit but got bremmer. What’s your point? They have improved.and so far we have not. We lost players and have not replaced them, let alone improve.
I guess we are really banking on Pobega doing as good as or better than Kessie, Adil doing better than Diaz, Kalulu to keep being on fire and hope we get no injuries because we have little meaningful depth.

Inter- Bellanova, Asllani, Mkhitaryan, Lukaku, Onana
Juve- Pogba, Di Maria, Cambiaso-Bremmer
Roma-Dybala, Celik, Matic, Svilar
Napoli- Ostigard, Olivera, Kvaratskheila

philldadon1899

Juve also lost their leader and captain. But yeah. They are vastly superior…. We lost Romagnoli who was a backup, and Kjaer is back. Replacing Diaz isn’t hard, he doesn’t do anything. CDK easily replaces him, and can also play RW. And we aren’t banking on anything. The transfer window isn’t closed. You must be young because you have the “I want it all NOW!” attitude. Also. Inter’s owner probably has to pay out 250 million euros. So you can bank on them not doing anything else this year. If Lukaku gets hurt. Please tell me about Inter’s depth. They… Read more »

Coach Seedorf

Thanks bro, the whining here is too much. We only talk about who Inter, Juve and Napoli have bought, we don’t mention their departures at all. Whether we like it or not, out rivals have been weakened. Inter lost Perisic and Skriniar may have left already without replacement. That directly affects their attack and defence. They hoped to get Bremer but failed. Perisic was massive for their attack last season and Skriniar is their best defender. Juve got Bremer to replace De ligt but who replaces Chiellini, Dybala, Morata? Their new signings will need time to adjust. Napoli lost Koulibali… Read more »

Gbenga AJOSE

Bremer going to Juventus almost a done deal.
Have never seen owner as useless as this Redbird..

philldadon1899

Yeah. Useless.

They are about to bring in one of the most highly sought after talents in the world. Shame on them.

Stefano

Who else is in for CDK besides us and leeds?

philldadon1899

Last year Barcelona United and Chelsea were all looking at him. The kid is going to be a star. And everyone here is upset. Its crazy.

Coach Seedorf

Of all the top teams in Italy,Milan is the most stable and financially sustenable. We only truly lost Kessie. In truth, despite the purchases of others, we are ahead of them. Inter are competitive with Lukaku back but Perisic and Skriniar have not been replaced. Juve has Bremer, Pogba and Di Maria. Bremer can’t replace Chiellini and De Ligt at thesame time. Juve will still feel their absence, especially Chiellini’s leadership. A good season awaits us. We will win the scudetto again this time but with a clearer margin

Gbenga AJOSE

Please don’t let us justify nonsense. How in the world we would chase two players since December last year and the two eventuallly ended at other clubs. Our right wing is the weakest area in our squad for a long time. I expected us to have fixed this immediately after we won the league. But up till now we are still struggling to part with 30M after winning the league, with champions league qualification and revenues from rights.

Phildadon1899

Go look at what juve and inter “spent” .

Also factor in what they have lost and how much they made in sales.

Then compare that with Milan. And then take a minute and think logically.

I’ll be here when you complete the above tasks.

Deku

Mendes and his high salary demands. Also former Lille coach and sporting director joining PSG. Sanches (and can people stop writing with z?! it’s not Sanchez!) chose PSG over us. Milan are actually the ones that matched the asking price, PSG doesn’t want to pay above 10-12M. You have to understand that players have their own councessness, you can’t chloroform them and kidnapp to your club, he made his decision, we move on.

Last edited 6 months ago by Deku
Rruudboy

Obviously, Botman wanted to come to Milan and yet we lost him to Newcastle due to being greedy and slowness! I honestly believe Milan will complete de Ketelaere but we can’t keep doing this forever.

Phildadon1899

News out of Paris is Sanches will choose Milan if PSG and Lille don’t come to an agreement in 48 hours.

Gbenga AJOSE

Initially we had agreement for a long time with sanches before PSG entered the show. When we messed up we should accept .

Lando

After what happened to the likes of fauvre, botman, sanchez, i won’t believe anything until it’s official

Deku

write the name correctly, then whine.

And btw there are plenty other targets (cheap ones btw, who would all excell in todays Milan):
CB: Senesi / N’Dicka / Milenkovic (15M roughly, since all of them have contract until 2023)
CM: Douglas Luiz / Torreira / Youssouf Fofana / Seko Fofana / Sangare / Haidara / Khaphren Thuram / Fratessi

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Phildadon1899

You left our Veretout

Deku

I don’t think he would be the best fit. He’s 29 and his defensive contributions aren’t comparable to Kessie.

Lando

Who’s whining idiot
I’m just being skeptical since media made milan linked with so many names

Deku

butthurt much, c***?!

Lando

Butthurt to kiddo with anime pp? No thanks

Deku

uuuf, good one. and what does anime have to do with age? admit it you are just butthurt, kiddo.

Phildadon1899

News out of Paris. If PSG and Lille don’t come to an agreement in 48 hours. He’s choosing Milan. So by the end of the week Milan could land Renato Sanches and CDK.

Which in my opinion would be the 2 best signings in serie a thus far.

Continue to complain everyone. I’ve been preaching patience for weeks. And if this all happens. It turns out I would have been right all along.

Jay

long 48 hrs and surely wont go Milan’s way

philldadon1899

You must be fun at parties.

Gbenga AJOSE

If we get Sanches its not because of Patience . Don’t be deceived ! We have lost Boatman , Dybala, Breherma, Cambiaso because of patience if we go by your idea of Patience.

Deku

Botman*, Dybala was never a target, i don’t even know if that 3rd name is even is a player, and Cambiasso was only rumors, but ok. so yeah we lost out on CB and sub-LB. There are still for under 20M N’Dicka(better than Botman and more versitile), Senesi, Milenkovic and there is still equally talented Parisi who is on his final year.

Last edited 6 months ago by Deku
philldadon1899

Dont bother. Unless its the names they want they will whine.

Montolivo

Maldini is trying to sign more players to strengthen the team and therefore they trying to go over budget for one player. Yes CDK would be a great addition but we do have Adli who looks like a great signing for 9 million