NEWS
Saturday June 1 2019
Atalanta want Lazzari and Petagna

Atalanta have asked SPAL for wing-back Manuel Lazzari and could even bring Andrea Petagna back to Bergamo, claim Sky Sport Italia.

Gian Piero Gasperini committed his future to the Orobici after their Champions League qualification, finishing third in Serie A and reaching the Coppa Italia Final.

He only agreed to remain if the squad was reinforced and President Antonio Percassi is already hard at work.

According to Sky Sport Italia transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio, Atalanta have asked SPAL about the availability of Lazzari.

The 25-year-old right-sided wing-back can also play in a more advanced role and this season provided nine assists in 33 Serie A games.

He has also been linked with Napoli, but they signed Giovanni Di Lorenzo from Empoli for €8m plus bonuses on Friday.

Along with Lazzari, there could also be an approach for centre-forward Petagna, in what would be a return to Atalanta after one year.

The striker turns 24 later this month and made the move for €15m, having the most successful campaign of his career with 16 Serie A goals in 36 appearances.

If he were to come back, he’d reunite with very good friend Papu Gomez and be given the chance to play regularly in Serie A and the Coppa Italia while Duvan Zapata focused on the Champions League and the high-profile fixtures.