AC Milan are the team currently in pole position to land Atalanta midfielder Matteo Pessina ahead of the summer window, a report claims.
Pessina came through the youth system at Milan but was sold outright to Atalanta as part of the Andrea Conti operation back in summer 2017, which saw the full-back arrive for €24m and the playmaker went to Bergamo for €3m.
Fabrizio Romano’s latest for Calciomercato.com reported that the Rossoneri management has always remained vigilant and informed on the matter, suggesting that the door seems to be far from closed, unless of course Pessina wants to close it himself.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport (via PianetaMilan), work is underway regarding a new contract for the player as his current one will expire in June 2023. La Dea want to lock down the long-term future of Pessina because they are aware of the clause that Milan possess, and allowing them a further cut-price deal would be criminal.
The paper notes though that the clause automatically puts Milan ahead in the race for Pessina if Atalanta puts the player on the market. He is enjoying an excellent season with 3 goals and an assist in 31 matches across all competitions, which has piqued the interest of several clubs, but Milan are in the lead.