PM: Maldini studies swap with Atalanta – €15m plus Caldara for Papu Gomez and two starlets

By Oliver Fisher -

More details continue to emerge about an interesting swap deal that could take place between AC Milan and Atalanta in January.

According to PianetaMilan, Papu Gomez is almost certain to leave when the windows open next month and while the player is pushing for his contract to be terminated, Atalanta want a loan with option to buy at €15m.

The man to make ends meet could be Mattia Caldara, who is on loan at Atalanta until June, and the Nerazzurri have an option to buy set at €15m. Therefore, with the valuations matching up, a swap deal could very well take place.

However, the list of suitors for Papu Gomez is long as Lazio, Fiorentina, Torino, Napoli and Paris Saint-Germain are also in the running.

To accelerate and make Atalanta happy, Milan are also aiming at two other Nerazzurri talents. The first is Matteo Pessina who Milan have a 50% future resale clause, and therefore he could could arrive for only €6m. The second is Sam Lammers who could be ideal as a deputy Zlatan Ibrahimovic and would cost €9m.

In essence, Milan could offer €15million plus Caldara for free for the full package. Paolo Maldini studies how to move forward.

Tags AC Milan Matteo Pessina Mattia Caldara Papu Gomez Sam Lemmers


  1. This would be the heist of the century. Don’t see how Atalanta could agree to it, basically giving away 3 starters for 1, makes no sense.

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