ATALANTA NEWS

Sky Sport Italia claim Atalanta have struck a deal with Middlesbrough for Marten De Roon worth €13.5m plus €1.5m bonuses.
Atalanta captain Papu Gomez admits “Milan have strengthened” but “not as much as everyone says”.
Today is the 44th birthday of former Juventus, Milan and Italy striker Filippo Inzaghi.
Middlesbrough midfielder Marten de Roon is reportedly “a step away” from joining Atalanta, a year after leaving the club.
Josip Ilicic insists “I’ve always liked” Atalanta after joining them this summer and that he did not play Sampdoria. “Until there’s a signature…”
It was officially confirmed today that Atalanta now own their stadium, and are free to redevelop it, but historically that hasn’t been easy in Italy.
The Comune di Bergamo has officially announced that Atalanta have bought the Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia.
Andrea Conti says “being here is the crowning of a dream” following his summer move to Milan.
Atalanta have refused to send Leonardo Spinazzola back to Juventus a year early, while Borussia Dortmund also tried to sign the full-back.
Juventus could offer Tomas Rincon to Atalanta in exchange for Leonardo Spinazzola, according to reports.
Josip Ilicic has given Atalanta a prestigious 1-0 friendly victory over Borussia Dortmund, without injured Papu Gomez.
Atalanta Coach Gian Piero Gasperini warns “if we continue to lose players we must resize our expectations”.
Atalanta are close to bringing Marten de Roon back to Bergamo just a year after he left for Middlesbrough.
Atalanta swept Swiss side Steinach aside 18-0 in a friendly with Riccardo Orsolini finding the net five times and Andreas Cornelius seven.
Spal have officially signed midfielder Alberto Grassi on loan from Napoli with option to buy and a counter-option.
Gian Piero Gasperini admits Atalanta “don’t know if it’s better or worse” to have such a tough Serie A start.
Director of sport Monchi concedes Roma have “a very complicated start” to the Serie A season, facing Atalanta and Inter in August.
Atalanta beat Lille 1-0 with a Bryan Cristante goal in Bergamo this evening and Pierluigi Gollini parried Yassine Benzia’s penalty.
The first match of the 2017-18 Serie A season will be Juventus-Cagliari on August 19, while Roma-Inter is on Saturday August 26.
The opening round of the Serie A 2017-18 season has been drawn up, including Inter-Fiorentina, Crotone-Milan, Verona-Napoli and Atalanta-Roma.