Atalanta: Talks with Juventus over Gabbiadini remain on track

The Bianconeri are keen to wrap up the signing of the Italy Under-21 international so that they can turn their attention to more high-profile transfer targets
Atalanta director Pierpaolo Marino has revealed that while Manolo Gabbiadini's proposed move to Juventus has yet to be finalised, he is supremely confident that a deal will soon be struck.

As explained at the end of June, the Serie A champions are keen to tie up a deal for the forward as soon as possible, and the Nerazzurri are ready to agree to a co-ownership agreement that would see two Bianconeri players arrive in Bergamo.

"The deal is not concluded, but we are on track," Marino told Tuttosport. "The relationship [between the two clubs] is such that a solution will be found."

The Old Lady are also keen on defender Federico Peluso, but Marino dismissed reports of a possible exchange deal involving Marco Motta, disclosing that the latter will be a makeweight in the Gabbiadini transfer.

"Juve are interested in Peluso, but Motta is part of the Gabbiadini transfer, along with one other young player," he stated. "Juve have put six or seven of them on the table."

Gabbiadini scored just one goal in 23 Serie A appearances last season, but the Italy Under-21 international is considered one of the country's most promising young strikers.

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