Conflicting reports emerge regarding future of Atalanta midfielder Milan are targeting

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan remain observant over the future of Atalanta-owned midfielder Matteo Pessina who has been mentioned as a target for the summer.

Pessina left Milan three years ago as he made the short trip north to Bergamo as a part of the swap deal which saw Andrea Conti arrive from Atalanta.

After an impressive season on loan at Hellas Verona, numerous outlets have suggested that he could return to Milan, who have a 50% resale clause which means they could essentially sign him for half of what rivals would have to pay.

According to Tuttosport (via MilanNews), the Rossoneri are watching over the 23-year-old’s situation. Atalanta have not yet set a price for the midfielder but the parties will update in the coming weeks to assess the situation.

Nonetheless, a report on Calciomercato.com claims that Gian Piero Gasperini – the Atalanta head coach – wants to keep Pessina for next season as a necessary reinforcement ahead of another campaign in the Champions League.

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