Juventus are heavily pursuing Atalanta’s Mattia Caldara and Roberto Gagliardini, but their league-rivals AC Milan are also keen on adding the Italian duo.
The Bianconeri have not been shy in revealing their interest in Atalanta’s trio of young stars (Franck Kessie, Roberto Gagliardini and Mattia Caldara), with reports indicating that Beppe Marotta wishes to pull off a swoop for all three when the window opens next month. While the Serie A leaders remain favorites for La Dea’s prized possessions, they face competition from a league-rival.
The latest from Sky Sport explains that AC Milan are very interested in Caldara and Gagliardini who fit the youth model the club is trying to implement. The two Italians aren’t the only players from Gasperini’s Atalanta that the Rossoneri are looking at to reinforce the squad.
Argentine winger Papu Gomez is a name that would surely aid the Champions League contenders attack, which could use a needed boost as first-team starter M’Baye Niang continues to struggle. Roma, who toppled Milan on Monday, are also said to be interested in the 28-year old; Spanish club Sevilla consider the talented winger an option as well.
Atalanta president Antonio Percassi has admitted that while he would consider selling Gomez in the summer should a fair offer arrive, the goal is to keep hold of him as they dream of European qualification. The Goddess currently sit sixth place in the league-table and have impressed throughout the entire campaign. That being said, it’s no surprise that clubs are looking to the Bergamo-based outfit for quality additions.
Keep an eye on Juventus who have the wallet to pull off an operation landing the mentioned trio, while Milan are a bit of long-shot considering their current financial situation surrounding the sale of the club. Last winter, Adriano Galliani’s only addition was Kevin Prince-Boateng on a six-month loan deal, but perhaps Milan could make use of the little amount they have available this time around while they await confirmation on the takeover.