La Gazzetta dello Sport: Atalanta were given the unexpected and early return of Kessie from the African Cup of Nations. The player had returned to Bergamo, but for how long? There is a line of suitors for the midfielder and has long been rumored to be leaving in June.
In the last hours, however, Roma appear to have made real progress, perhaps even decisive. Even yesterday, in fact, there was contact between the parties and it seems there is a desire to close the operation based on €25 million including the tags of two Primavera players Tumminello and Marchizza. Roma are in a hurry to formalize the purchase by Tuesday, to overcome all of the competition like PSG and Chelsea but would still leave the midfielder in Bergamo until the end of the season. There remains some issues to be discussed (the loan amount, method of payment), but the deal is more alive than ever.