Roma set to complete €30m deal for Atalanta's Cristante

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The 23-year-old midfielder has been a fixture in the Bergamo club's midfield, with his performances helping him break into the Italy set-up this year

Roma's efforts to strengthen the side that battled to the semi-finals of the Champions League will continue with the acquisition of Bryan Cristante from Atalanta. 

Goal can confirm that the midfielder will join the Giallorossi this summer in a deal worth €30 million (£26.3m/$35.3m). 

He will be the second signing of the transfer window for the club, who have also sealed a move for former Porto left-back Ivan Marcano. 

Roma are long-term admirers of Cristante, who at 23 is rated as one of Italy's top prospects in the middle of the pitch. 

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He is yet another midfield talent to come out of Atalanta, after Milan swooped for Franck Kessie in 2017 on a loan-to-buy deal. 

Cristante is scheduled to arrive at the Stadio Olimpico on Wednesday evening, where he wil undergo a medical. 

Reports suggest that the youngster, who has five caps for Italy, will sign a five-year deal with Roma with wages of up to €1m a season.

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