Atalanta Aiming to Have Continuity in Their Frontline

Despite the likely offers for them, Atalanta wish to retain Duvan Zapata and Luis Muriel this summer. La Dea hopes to be able to maintain the same attack next season. They would have to agree to a new contract with the latter since his current one expires in 2023. Instead, the 31-year-old has quietly extended his deal until 2025 and got a pay raise earlier this year, Tuttomercatoweb informs. He stated that he wants to stay in his most recent remarks on the matter.

Zapata has recently been linked to Inter and has some admirers in Premier League, while Muriel is reportedly on Juventus and Roma’s radars, but Atalanta will contemplate selling them only for mammoth bids. The former Udinese and Sampdoria forward suffered a knee injury in the Milan game, which may cause the interest in him to cool off. He picked up a medium-grade MCL sprain in his left knee, which could sideline him for up to 90 days. He is likely to recover for the start of next season, but the problem may slow him down in the lead-up to it.

Rather Zapata or Muriel, Atalanta could cash in on Roberto Piccoli. His loan spell to Genoa has been derailed by injuries. Verona has offered €4-5M, and the deal is likely to go through, La Gazzetta dello Sport informs. It is a particular circumstance as the Bergamaschi will soon hire Scaligeri director Tony D’Amico. He will replace Giovanni Sartori, who will head to Bologna after a lengthy feud with Gian Piero Gasperini.