Journalist Conor McGilligan has provided a positive update on Leeds United’s chase for Charles De Ketelaere.
He was speaking on his One Leeds Fan Channel on YouTube amid speculation linking the Whites with a move for the Club Brugge ace.
Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano reported last week that Leeds were ‘monitoring’ the 21-year-old starlet and now RTL Sport journalist Alexandre Breckman told MOT Leeds News that Victor Orta and company are preparing a €30m (£25.8m) bid for the versatile frontman.
Although as Romano revealed the Yorkshire club are not alone in their pursuit of the talented Belgian with Serie A winners AC Milan also interested however, McGilligan has said that the Italian giants are working in other deals and it could benefit Jesse Marsch’s side.
Could Leeds sign De Ketelaere?
(2:25)”Numerous clubs after him at this moment in time Leeds are competing with AC Milan but great news in terms of AC Milan I believe they’ve just bought in another attacker.
“That’s good news for Leeds, apparently they have alternative targets as well. De Ketelaere seems to be Leeds’ number one target which is fantastic to hear.”
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As of writing AC Milan are yet to bring anyone in this summer but they have been linked with moves for other forwards including Chelsea’s Hakim Ziyech and Nicolo Zaniolo of Roma, highlighting the fact that they do have alternative names in mind.
The Rossoneri were priced out of a move for Sven Botman by Newcastle as bitterly detailed by Milan News who said the Magpies prevailed with their ‘petro-pounds’ but nonetheless it is encouraging for Leeds who look set to land almost £100m for the sales of Raphinha and Kalvin Phillips.
That money can be reinvested in the sqaud and beating a heavy-hitting European club would be huge for the Elland Road outfit with ‘King Charles’ producing 18 goals and ten assists last season and earning the praise of Pep Guardiola as they faced Manchester City in the Champions League further highlighting is quality.