Wednesday January 12 2011
Atalanta strike deal for Marilungo

Atalanta have apparently agreed to sign Sampdoria striker Guido Marilungo on a permanent basis.

The 21-year-old looked likely to play more regularly in light of Antonio Cassano's departure, but the arrival of Federico Macheda on loan from Manchester United has left him considering a move away from Marassi.

Il Corriere dello Sport understands Atalanta have had a €5m bid for the Italy Under-21 international accepted.

Marilunga looks set to put pen to paper on a five-year deal with the Bergamo-based outfit, who are currently joint top of Serie B.

Atalanta have been looking to bolster their options up front ahead of the second half of the season.

They narrowly missed out on signing Novara striker Pablo Andres Gonzalez before sealing a deal for Marilungo.