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Fresh Charles De Ketelaere hope comes to light for Leeds United

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Fresh reports have emerged confirming that Club Brugge have knocked back AC Milan’s latest bid to sign Leeds United transfer target Charles De Ketelaere.

Leeds are on the lookout for a striker and a left-back in the remainder of the transfer window, as Jesse Marsch aims to get his squad in ultimate shape for the Premier League season.

De Ketelaere is someone that Leeds are keen on, although Marsch conceded last week that the club had to move on as he wasn’t available.

The reason for that is Milan’s interest in signing De Ketelaere from Brugge, yet they are struggling to strike a deal.

A report from transfer expert Nicolo Schira has confirmed that Milan’s last bid for the forward has been knocked back by Brugge, with no agreement in place.

Further to that, it’s claimed by Daniele Longo that Milan have Hakim Ziyech in their sights with negotiations over De Ketelaere at an impasse.

Phil Hay has noted in The Athletic that Leeds can meet De Ketelaere’s fee of £30m.

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There’s going to be a point where Leeds either have to land De Ketelaere or move on, but they’ve got time on on their hands here.

Jesse Marsch has got Patrick Bamford and Joe Gelhardt available to him for the start of the season, with the transfer window running until September 1st.

You’d imagine that the De Ketelaere saga will be concluded well before that, whether he ends up in Leeds or Milan.

Leeds’ position is strong when it comes to the timeframe and also the fact they can meet Brugge’s demands.

It could well move quickly if Milan’s pursuit eventually ends.

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