Atalanta-owned midfielder Matteo Pessina has made his preference clear regarding a summer move, according to a report.
The Rossoneri have been extensively linked with a move for Pessina over the last few weeks, and La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews) report on Thursday morning that there is a mutual interest.
Atalanta loaned Pessina to Hellas Verona where he had an excellent season, so much so as to attract the attention of Milan, the club that he came through the youth system of and who reserved a right of 50% resale clause when they let him leave for Bergamo in 2017.
That means that in practice, if the Rossoneri wanted to buy him back, they would pay half of his current valuation.
The paper explains that Atalanta value the 23-year-old at around €20million while Milan see him as a €12m player, and therefore only intend to pay €6m. The difference between the two evaluations is significant and therefore it will not be easy to find an agreement, even if there is time.
The player’s will is obviously be very important, and he wants to return to Milan where he could find space as an alternative to Calhanoglu. Atalanta would also gladly take him back, but the last word will be up to Gasperini who is also evaluating other profiles.
Finally, the door is not completely closed on going back to Verona either as head coach Ivan Juric is pushing hard to get him on loan for another season.