Journalist claims NUFC have joined race to sign €40m Belgian – Leicester, AC Milan & Napoli also keen

Belgian journalist Sacha Tavolieri has revealed that Newcastle are one of four clubs who have shown interest in Club Brugge star Charles De Ketelaere.

The 21-year-old has impressed in the Jupiler Pro League with 19 goal contributions in 30 appearances so far this season and four caps for the Belgian national team.

De Ketelaere is a very versatile player who can score and create goals and has shown the ability to play up front, as a No.10 or out on the left wing.

The Belgian international will still have two years left on his contract in the summer, so Club Brugge can demand a £40 million fee for him, but all reports are suggesting that he favours a move to a bigger European league.

Tavolieri has claimed that ‘Milan and Napoli like him’ and that ‘there are Leicester and Newcastle’ in the picture also – the English sides currently the favourites for his signature due to Club Brugge’s high demands.

Here’s what Tavolieri told’s CMIT TV when asked about the sides interested in the player:

“Milan like him and also Napoli.

For the Rossoneri, he is the perfect profile, but Brugge are asking for €40m.

He is not a priority for Milan, and on him, there are Leicester and Newcastle.”

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