Andrea Conti’s agent has reiterated that the player only wants Milan and his time at Atalanta is over but the Bergamo club is proving hard to deal with.
Milan want Conti and Conti wants Milan, but Atalanta’s demand a lot of money for the 23-year-old Italian right back.
As reported by Sky Italia’s Gianluca Di Marzio, last Monday Atalanta communicated to the Rossoneri that they reject their €20m offer for Conti, and Di Marzio claims that Atalanta want Milan to add about €10m to their current offer.
There is also talk of adding one of Milan’s youth products Matteo Pessina and Gian Filippo Felicioli to the deal, while Luca Vido is very close to joining Atalanta in a transfer that is separate from Conti.
Yesterday there was a meeting between Conti’s agent, Mario Giuffredi, and Atalanta President Antonio Percassi to discuss the situation Andrea, who is currently with the U21 squad for the 2017 Euro’s.
“It was a calm meeting but we were clear,” Giuffredi told SportItalia after a meeting. “Andrea will not return to Bergamo and he won’t go to the pre-season training camp with Atalanta. I also think [Coach Gian Piero] Gasperini’s behavior is unacceptable, as Andrea only wants Milan.
“Next week there will be a meeting between Atalanta and Milan. Percassi was also present at the meeting and he told me about ‘another super-offer’ but we want the Rossoneri. The player wants Milan, it’s finished in Bergamo.” According to SportItalia, the ‘super-offer’ is from Inter – €28m in cash.
After the initial blitz with 4 quick signings (Musacchio, Kessié, Rodriguez and André Silva), Milan are now finding things a bit harder and they will have to improve their offer to sign Conti this summer.