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Thursday February 20 2020
'Beautiful' San Siro return for Caldara

Mattia Caldara was not prepared to start against Valencia on Wednesday, but jumped at the opportunity to help Atalanta on a “beautiful” night in Milan.

The defender could celebrate a 4-1 win over Valencia in the first leg of their last 16 encounter in the Champions League, but the former Milan defender had to warm up during the game, as he was thrown into the mix because of a surprise injury to Berat Djimsiti.

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Wednesday January 15 2020
Gasperini: 'Fiorentina wanted it more'

Gian Piero Gasperini admits Fiorentina “wanted it more” after Atalanta crashed out of the Coppa Italia against 10 men.

Josip Ilicic had cancelled out the Patrick Cutrone opener and German Pezzella received his second yellow card for simulation, but Pol Lirola still made the most of an inspired Erick Pulgar cross-field pass to secure a 2-1 victory.

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Wednesday January 15 2020
Coppa line-ups: Fiorentina-Atalanta

Patrick Cutrone and Mattia Caldara are given their first starts for Fiorentina and Atalanta in today’s Coppa Italia Round of 16 tie.

It kicks off at 14.00 GMT and the winners go on to face Inter in the Quarter-Finals.

Coach Beppe Iachini launches Cutrone from the start alongside Dusan Vlahovic, just days after the former Milan striker completed his move from Wolves.

Cutrone has already made his debut in a Viola jersey, as a substitute during their 1-0 Serie A victory over SPAL.

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Tuesday January 14 2020
Gasp: 'Caldara can play'

Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini has admitted that Mattia Caldara "might start" against Fiorentina in the Coppa Italia. "He has come to make up for lost time".

Caldara returned after one and a half seasons at Milan, but his spell with the Rossoneri was haltered by injuries.

He initially struggled with some muscular problems, before a rupture in his achilles tendon keept him out for over three months.

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Sunday January 12 2020
Caldara: 'Won't let Atalanta down'

Mattia Caldara does “not want to let Atalanta down” after returning to Bergamo from Milan. “Nothing really has changed since I left.”

The defender returned to his hometown club after spells at Juventus and Milan, moving on an 18-month loan with obligation to buy for €15m.

“I am really excited to be here again, but I see returning to Atalanta as a starting point,” Caldara told the official club channel.

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Sunday January 12 2020
Official: Caldara returns to Atalanta

Mattia Caldara has officially joined Atalanta on an 18-month loan with option to buy, returning to base after his Milan spell.

The defender underwent a medical yesterday and signed the contract this morning.

Atalanta released a statement confirming it is an 18-month loan with option to buy.

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Friday January 10 2020
Caldara passes Atalanta medical

Mattia Caldara has passed a medical with Atalanta ahead of his return to the club from Milan.

The 25-year-old defender is moving back to Bergamo after a turbulent 18 months at San Siro, where he suffered two serious injuries that curtailed his stint with the Rossoneri.

Indeed, Caldara only made two appearances for Milan in all competitions since joining from Juventus in the summer of 2018.

Calciomercato.com reports he has now passed his medical with Atalanta and all that awaits is for official confirmation of the deal.

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Friday January 10 2020
Pioli explains Caldara exit

Milan coach Stefano Pioli says it was the club’s decision to move Mattia Caldara on after “technical and physical evaluations”.

Caldara is on his way back to Atalanta after a torrid time at Milan, which was ravaged by two serious injuries, and Pioli accepts the move simply has not worked out.

“Technical and physical evaluations were made. If we decided to make a change, it’s because we’re thinking about other solutions in his position,” the coach said at a press conference.

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Friday January 10 2020
Caldara 'returns to his family'

Mattia Caldara moves back to Atalanta from Milan and his agent Giuseppe Riso has claimed he “returns to his family”.

The 25-year-old returns to Bergamo after an unsuccessful spell at San Siro and his agent has said he “clearly” wanted to go home.

“Mattia’s choice was clear,” Riso told Calciomercato.com. “He returns to his home and family.

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Thursday January 9 2020
Done: Caldara to Atalanta for €15m

Mattia Caldara is going back to Atalanta, on loan with €15m option to buy and sale percentage, just 18 months after Milan paid €35m to Juventus.

Multiple sources including Sky Sport Italia, La Gazzetta dello Sport and Sportitalia, all agree on the same details and that the deal is done.

The 25-year-old defender is expected to undergo a medical with Atalanta tomorrow.

It’ll be an 18-month loan for free with option to buy for €15m in June 2021.

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