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Report: AC Milan agree personal terms with Leeds target De Ketelaere
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Report: AC Milan agree personal terms with Leeds target De Ketelaere

AC Milan are closing in on ending any hope Leeds United may still have of signing Charles De Ketelaere, with Calciomercato reporting that they are ready to increase their bid for the forward and have now agreed personal terms.

In truth, the Elland Road faithful have probably already accepted defeat in the race to sign De Ketelaere. Reports some time ago claimed that he had ruled out the possibility of joining the Whites.

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His priority has always been to join Milan. But with Leeds reportedly previously offering more than the Rossoneri for the 21-year-old, there still seemed to be a slim chance of an agreement being possible.

However, Milan are now pressing ahead with a deal. In fact, Calciomercato reports that they are planning to increase their offer for De Ketelaere to £29.7 million.

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Meanwhile, they have also agreed personal terms with the Belgian. He is set to sign a five-year deal worth £41,000-a-week at San Siro.

Leeds to miss out on De Ketelaere

Obviously, it is a blow for Leeds to miss out on De Ketelaere. Jesse Marsch’s men absolutely need a new attacking option before the end of the window.

And the youngster appeared to be at the top of their wishlist.

But supporters will reluctantly welcome the club having closure on the situation. If he had remained available beyond the next couple of weeks, there would have surely been more links with Leeds.

Victor Orta can now concentrate on other targets. Reports have suggested that Leeds want Martin Terrier. Meanwhile, it was suggested at the weekend that they like Ivan Toney.

And talks are underway over a move for Arnaud Kalimuendo.

De Ketelaere would have been a brilliant addition for Leeds. But it seems that they are ready to move to the next name on their list anyway.

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