AC Milan and Atalanta have reached an agreement over the transfer of centre-back Mattia Caldara, according to a number of reports.
We reported earlier in the week that Milan are happy to let Caldara go this month due to a combination of physical problems and environmental problems.
The 25-year-old has made just two competitive appearances since his arrival from Juventus in 2018 as part of the deal which saw Leonardo Bonucci return to Turin. Calciomercato.com recently reported that the Rossoneri invested €40m on Caldara at the time of his arrival.
The player’s agent Giuseppe Riso was at Casa Milan for the decisive step forward earlier on Thursday, and Di Marzio reported that the negotiations were down to the final details.
Now, MilanNews.it are reporting Milan and Atalanta have struck an agreement over Caldara on the basis of an 18-month loan with option to buy set at €15million.
For the Rossoneri there will also be a percentage on the player’s future resale.
— Antonio Vitiello (@AntoVitiello) January 9, 2020
This is backed up by Di Marzio, who adds that Caldara will go on a free 18-month loan and that his buy-out is €15m at the end of that spell, with medicals to take place on Sunday.
#Caldara torna all’@Atalanta_BC: prestito (gratuito) per 18 mesi, diritto di riscatto a 15 mil (e percentuale eventuale futura rivendita a favore del @acmilan), visite già domani @SkySport #Calciomercato
— Gianluca Di Marzio (@DiMarzio) January 9, 2020