Sky Sport Italia reports La Dea have sorted out the final details regarding the transfer, and the Belgian is expected to undergo his medical examinations on Wednesday or Thursday.
De Ketelaere was reportedly having second thoughts over the move, allowing other suitors to join the race. However, Atalanta have got the green light from the 22-year-old.
La Dea will pay Rossoneri an initial loan fee of €3 million with a buy option set at €26m, including bonuses.
The entire transfer operation would cost Atalanta €29m, meaning that De Ketelaere could become one of the most expensive signings in the club’s history.
Milan have done a great piece of business, as they have recouped nearly his entire transfer fee, given that they paid Club Brugge €35m for him.
Ketelaere’s debut season in Serie A was a disappointing affair, and he will be hoping to revive his career with the Bergamo-based outfit.
La Dea have lost Rasmus Hojlund to Manchester United this summer, while Duvan Zapata and Merih Demiral are nearing the exit door.
Zapata has given the go-ahead for a potential move to AS Roma, who are working towards reaching an agreement with Atalanta.
Saudi Pro League club Al-Ahli have reached a total agreement for the signing of Demiral.
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