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Report: De Ketelaere has basically excluded Leeds from race to sign him
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Report: De Ketelaere has basically excluded Leeds from race to sign him

Charles De Ketelaere has basically excluded Leeds United from the race for his signature despite the Whites making a bid worth up to £30 million for the Club Brugge forward, according to a report from HLN.

The Whites look to be closing in on their next two signings. Tyler Adams is in England ahead of his switch from RB Leipzig. Meanwhile, a deal for Luis Sinisterra has been agreed.

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And it seems that signing De Ketelaere was Leeds’ final objective for this window. The Belgian is one of the most exciting forward prospects around right now.

Fabrizio Romano reported this week that Leeds were offering £25.8 million plus add-ons for the 21-year-old. And that was considerably more than what AC Milan had put on the table.

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And reports on Wednesday claimed that the Rossoneri were unlikely to break the bank for De Ketelaere. With Club Brugge more than happy to keep the youngster, it seemed that a move to San Siro may be off the cards.

However, a move to Elland Road appears to now be even less likely.

HLN reports that Club Brugge have received a bid worth up to £30 million for De Ketelaere from Leeds. But he is not interested in joining Jesse Marsch’s side.

He is convinced about heading to Milan. And with that, Leeds have been basically excluded from the race. A deal is not impossible. But he does not want to join the Whites right now.

De Ketelaere has excluded Leeds from race for his signature

It would be a real blow for Leeds to miss out on De Ketelaere when they are the side seemingly setting the pace in the race for his signature.

Marsch needs another forward option after Patrick Bamford endured such a difficult season with injury. And signing De Ketelaere would be a massive statement.

Of course, much can change rapidly during a transfer window. Leeds seemingly need that to now be the case.

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