AC Milan poised to part ways with €32 million rated duo Alexis Saelemaekers and Charles De Ketelaere in upcoming transfer window

Milan plans to sell Alexis Saelemaekers and Charles De Ketelaere in the summer to bolster their finances, expecting to earn over €30 million.

Ac Milan Ready To Sell The Duo
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According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Milan is gearing up to sell Alexis Saelemaekers and Charles De Ketelaere in the upcoming summer transfer window, anticipating earnings exceeding €30 million.

As detailed in Wednesday’s printed edition of the publication, featured on page six, Milan’s plans for the summer transfer campaign are outlined, revealing their intention to bolster their financial resources through the permanent transfers of Saelemaekers and De Ketelaere.

In addition to a key player potentially departing at the season’s end—such as Theo Hernandez, Mike Maignan, or Rafael Leao—Milan aims to enhance their transfer budget through the permanent sales of Saelemaekers and De Ketelaere, as per Gazzetta’s insights.

Reportedly, Atalanta has all but confirmed the permanent signing of CDK for €22 million, supplemented by additional clauses. CDK, who has amassed ten goals and contributed seven assists in 29 appearances across various competitions this season, has impressed Atalanta, warranting their satisfaction with his performances.

Conversely, Bologna remains undecided regarding Saelemaekers, the compatriot of De Ketelaere, who has recently been relegated from his starting position at Stadio Dall’Ara.

At 24 years old, Saelemaekers no longer fits into Milan’s future plans, and Bologna holds an option to secure his services for approximately €10 million in June.

Alexis Saelemaekers

Alexis Saelemaekers

Forwarder, Defender, Midfielder

BelgiumBelgium

Age: 25

180 cm

72 kg

Season 2023/2024
Played 25 8 Missed
Minutes 1603 64.1 Avg
Goals 3 0.1 Avg
Assist 3 0.1 Avg
Attempt 85 3.4 Avg
Passes 769 30.880.9% AvgSucc
Yellow 5 0.2 Avg
Red 1 0.0 Avg

This season he played in total 19 times for 1169 minutes for Serie A.

Alexis Saelemaekers scored 1 goal for Bologna. He procured two assists. He received 4 yellow cards and 1 red card.

His team is currently 4th in Serie A. In the last match Bologna won 2-0 against Hellas Verona.

Bologna performance and stats

Bologna

Manager: Thiago Motta
Rank 4th
Win 17
Draw 11
Loss 5
Goals 48-26
Diff 22

Bologna is currently 4th in the Serie A with 48 points.

In the last 26 games, it has won 13 times, drawn 9 times, and lost 4 times. In its last match, Bologna won 2-0 against Hellas Verona.​​

It has a positive goal difference after scoring 39 goals and conceding 23.​

Charles De Ketelaere

Charles De Ketelaere

Forwarder, Defender, Midfielder

BelgiumBelgium

Age: 23

192 cm

kg

Season 2023/2024
Played 3 0 Missed
Minutes 169 56.3 Avg
Goals 2 0.7 Avg
Assist 1 0.3 Avg
Attempt 6 2.0 Avg
Passes 49 16.349.7% AvgSucc
Yellow 0 0.0 Avg
Red 0 0.0 Avg

This season he played in total 23 times for 1357 minutes for Serie A.

Charles De Ketelaere scored 6 goals for Atalanta. He procured 6 assists. He received 1 yellow card and no red cards.

His team is currently 5th in Serie A. In the last match Atalanta drew 1-1 against Milan. The next match in Serie A will be against Inter.

Atalanta performance and stats

Atalanta

Manager: Gian Gasperini
Rank 6th
Win 16
Draw 6
Loss 10
Goals 59-37
Diff 22
Rank 1st
Win 4
Draw 2
Loss 0
Goals 12-4
Diff 8

Atalanta is currently 5th in the Serie A with 46 points.

In the last 25 games, it has won 14 times, drawn 4 times, and lost 7 times. In its last match, Atalanta drawn 1-1 against Milan.​​

It has a positive goal difference after scoring 48 goals and conceding 24.​

Atalanta will play the next match in Serie A against Inter on Wednesday 28th of February in Milano. The prediction is Inter winning the match.​

Milan performance and stats

Milan

Manager: Stefano Pioli
Rank 2nd
Win 21
Draw 6
Loss 6
Goals 64-39
Diff 25
Rank 3rd
Win 2
Draw 2
Loss 2
Goals 5-8
Diff -3

Milan is currently 3rd in the Serie A with 53 points.

In the last 26 games, it has won 16 times, drawn 5 times, and lost 5 times. In its last match, Milan drawn 1-1 against Atalanta.​​

It has a positive goal difference after scoring 50 goals and conceding 32.​

Milan will play the next match in Serie A against Lazio on Friday 1st of March in Roma. The prediction is Milan winning the match.​