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Charles De Ketelaere to Leeds United: What’s the latest? Does he want to join? Who else is in the mix to sign him?

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Leeds United are still in the hunt for Club Brugge forward Charles De Ketelaere, but face significant competition from AC Milan.

The Whites are hot on the tail of a new attacking signing after sealing six new deals already this transfer window.

Charles De Ketelaere is being strongly linked with a move, and Leeds are still looking confident of signing the Belgian international.

They face stiff competition from elsewhere in the Premier League and Europe for his signature, though.

Here, we look at all the latest information from the hunt for the 21-year-old…

Have Leeds made an approach?

It looks as though the club have made an official offer to Club Brugge to sign De Ketelaere of around €30million plus €7million in add-ons, making for a total of £31.5million.

The offer has been described as a ‘colossal’ one by journalist Alexandre Braeckman.

Will Leeds sign De Ketelaere?

Yes

Yes

No

No

Does he want to join?

This is where the transfer becomes less clear-cut, with De Ketelaere’s current stance favouring AC Milan, with the Italian giants also in the running for him – per Braeckman also.

However, Phil hay has revealed on the Phil Hay Show podcast that it’s not as simple as Milan being the favoured club, because the financial clout of the Premier League compared to the continent is far greater, as he alluded to Rasmus Kristensen’s move to Leeds while Borussia Dortmund appeared to be in pole position.

Who else is in the mix?

Leicester City were believed to be in the running for this signing, but Braeckman has also outlined that they look to be out of this race.

Leeds’ sale of Kalvin Phillips and then likely Raphinha means that they will have a lot more to throw at this than anyone else.

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