Conti to join Conte and Kante?

Atalanta president Antonio Percassi is looking to get the best deal possible for reported Milan, Napoli, and Chelsea target Andrea Conti.

The Italian full-back impressed as La Dea secured a remarkable fourth-placed finish in Serie A last season, and is reportedly close to joining the Rossoneri.

But with the Blues also reportedly keen on the 23-year-old, who would compete with Victor Moses for a place in Antonio Conte's starting XI, Percassi will bide his time.

"We'll decide the conditions and we'll evaluate whether the sale to Milan will satisfy them," Percassi told Bergamo TV.

"It's a very complicated situation. I repeat: we'll wait and see. The situation is evolving, but Atalanta will dictate the conditions."

After last term's unheralded success, the Lombardy club are braced for offers for their star players, with young midfielder Franck Kessie having already joined Milan.

"Other than Conti – who we consider unsellable, but we all know the situation – we're not going to let any of the other big players leave," Percassi added.

"Mattia Caldara and Leonardo Spinazzola will stay with us, the same goes for [Remo] Freuler and also for [Alejandro] Gomez.

"We're discussing a contract extension with [Gomez], he's a crucial player for us and it's therefore right to recognise that.

"Then there's [Andrea] Petagna who has asked to stay here. He's completely ours, but Milan have a sell-on clause which increases year-on-year.

"All told we'll start with only [Roberto] Gagliardini and Kessie having left, while Atalanta have made eight signings since January. We move forward with great anticipation."

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