Tuttosport: Milan and Atalanta pondering straight swap deal involving midfielder and forward

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are Atalanta are pondering a swap deal that would see both teams strengthen in key areas, according to a report.

This morning’s edition of the newspaper Tuttosport (via MilanLive) wrtes that Atalanta have decided to sell playmaker Josip Ilicic. The Slovenia international still feels attached to the club but it could finally be time for them to separate.

That is because the 33-year-old does not have an ideal relationship with head coach Gian Piero Gasperini who left Ilicic out a lot towards the end of the season, preferring younger players such as Malinovsky or Miranchuk.

Milan can take advantage of it as they look to replace Hakan Calhanoglu, but at the moment there are no real negotiations between the parties. However, ideas are not lacking and there is talk of a possible straight swap deal which would see Ilicic join the Rossoneri and the young midfielder Tommaso Pobega go the other way.

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  1. Ilicic is better than Hakan. But Pobega? Swap a young future champion for 33 yo? Wtf? If Atalanta doesn’t trust Ilicic enough then something is not right with him.

  2. If we can get a buy back clause for Pobega it is a perfect deal. If not I think it is just a newspaper story, Pobega is worth more and Milan seems to be trying to save every 100k€ they can. Ilicic is 33 and not on good terms with the coach, so he wants to leave.

  3. This deal doesn’t make any sense, how can we swoop future champion With died firewood footballer like Illicic! No we say No to this deal.

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