By Pranav Shahaney

24th Jul, 2022 | 10:10am

Leeds United submit new bid to sign Charles De Ketelaere as AC Milan back out from deal

Leeds United have reportedly tabled a fresh bid to sign Club Brugge attacker Charles De Ketelaere as AC Milan seem to have cooled their interest.

According to 90Min, Leeds have now submitted a new £34million bid to sign the 21-year-old.

It’s reported that Milan do not want to match the Belgian club’s asking price and have backed away from the deal to secure his services this summer.

Path now clear?

The path appears to be clearing for Leeds to go out and secure the services of the Belgium international who appears destined to leave.

Brugge manager Carl Hoefkens omitted De Ketelaere from the matchday squad for the first league game of the season against Genk later today. [July 24]

With Milan now out of the race and the decision seemingly made to sell him, he may be on his way to Elland Road this summer.

While he wanted a move to the San Siro, if the Serie A side cannot match Brugge’s valuation, they will not allow him to leave.

Leeds are in a relatively stronger position here and the Belgian club will not want to sell him to a club that has an inferior offer on the table.

Hopefully, De Ketelaere says the final yes needed for his move to Elland Road and the club can then go ahead with the deal.

In other Leeds United news, Jesse Marsch is extremely keen on bringing an ‘Exceptional’ striker to Elland Road this summer and has learnt his transfer valuation.