Atalanta’s Italian international midfielder Matteo Pessina has emerged as a target for Inter, according to reports.

Today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper report that the Nerazzurri have sounded out the possibility of a move for the 24-year-old Italian during talks with the player’s agent Beppe Riso yesterday.

The midfielder impressed last season for La Dea in Serie A, and earned himself a call-up to Roberto Mancini’s Italy squad for the Euros, and shone in the Azzurri’s third group stage match against Wales, scoring a goal.

Inter have been sufficiently impressed with his performances that they now consider him a target.

AC Milan will receive 50% of any transfer fee should the player be sold, though the Rossoneri are not reportedly thought to use that clause in taking the player back.

The amount that Milan receives on the sale of Pessina would be reduced by €2 million from the 50% figure of the fee should the player make one hundred appearances for Atalanta.

At the moment Atalanta are struggling to agree on a new contract with the Italian, and Inter are a club with whom they have good relations, even with the Nerazzurri currently making reining in spending in the market a priority given the need to meet financial targets.