Leeds United await bad news on main target; £17.9m Sander Berge bid filed

AC Milan are preparing to make a formal bid for Leeds top target Charles de Ketelaere which would leave the ‘hunt’ for Jesse Marsch striker floundering, while a bid has been tabled for Sander Berge, all in the Saturday papers.


Leeds face an uphill task to secure a deal for main striker Charles de Ketelaere, according to reports.

Rivals AC Milan are preparing a new official offer for the talented Belgian striker, with De Ketelaere believed to be leaning towards Milan.

Personal terms are not seen as a problem for Milan, according to Fabrice Romano.

But Milan must now agree a fee with Club Brugge. Belgians are in no rush to make a sale and hold out for the best price.

Leeds are ready to pay up to £31.6million for De Ketelaere, according to The mirror. Milan is however not at this price in its reflection.

The Whites have been ‘pushing’ since June on de Ketelaere but Romano insists Milan are leading the way.

Leeds are looking for a new striker, new boss Jesse Marsch has admitted.

“We’re actively looking for a striker, then I feel like he’ll be pretty close to full strength and I’ll feel good in the squad,” the American said this week.

Whether or not that admission will come back to haunt Marsch remains to be seen. But announcing to the footballing world that you are “hunting” a signing could prove costly.


Bundesliga side Werder Bremen have made a £17.9m offer to Sheffield United for midfielder Sander Berge.

sky sports report that the Blades did not accept the offer. Instead, United are holding closer to the £22million they paid Belgian club Genk for him in January 2020.

The Norwegian star has a £35million release clause in his contract. But no suitor is expected to arrive with that kind of cash, despite interest from two other Bundesliga clubs.

The 24-year-old scored from close range in Sheffield United’s 2-1 game Friendly victory against Casa Pia in Portugal on Friday.

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