Atalanta midfielder Matteo Pessina has recently been reported as an Inter target, but for the moment it appears that the 24-year-old will be difficult to sign from La Dea.

This according to Italian news outlet FCInterNews, who report that the Bergamo-based club wish to hold onto the player, an important contributor last season as the club finished third in Serie A.

A further obstacle to the possibility of Atalanta selling the midfielder comes in the form of several clauses in the deal which took the player to the club from AC Milan in 2017.

Those clauses stipulate that should La Dea sell the player before he makes one hundred appearances for the club it would affect how much Atalanta are paid on top of AC Milan receiving 50% of the fee involved.

With the player’s value possibly set to rise after an impressive performance and goal against Wales at the Euros with the knockout rounds to come for Italy, and his contributions at the Gewiss Stadium still important, there is little chance that the Bergamo club would see economic sense in reaching a deal for the player, especially given the clause with Milan.