Italian press provide update as Swansea's Alberto Paloschi agrees to join Atalanta

Chelsea's Asmir Begovic in action with Swansea's Alberto Paloschi

Swansea City’s Alberto Paloschi has been heavily linked with Atalanta.

Chelsea's Asmir Begovic in action with Swansea's Alberto Paloschi

According to a fresh update provided by GianlucaDiMarzio, Swansea City’s Alberto Paloschi has agreed to join Italian side Atalanta.

A report yesterday by the same Italian publication claimed that Swansea had agreed to sell the forward with a fee in the region of £6 million being agreed by the two clubs.

With a reported six-year deal on the table, Paloschi is said to have given Atalanta his approval and now it is a matter of tying up a few loose ends before an official transfer can be completed.

It marks a somewhat strange period in the 26-year-old’s career as he only joined Swansea from Chievo during the January transfer window after weeks of speculation.

Alberto Paloschi celebrates after scoring the second goal for Swansea

The Italian forward was linking up with his compatriot Francesco Guidolin, who succeeded Gary Monk as Swansea’s manager, and exciting things were expected of him.

However, Paloschi seemingly struggled to make an impact in the Premier League despite the Swans’ excellent second half of the season, scoring just two goals from seven starts.

The Welsh club looked at one stage deep in the relegation mire yet a string of positive results helped steer them clear of trouble, condemning Newcastle United and Norwich City to relegation.

Paloschi featured for Milan, Parma and Genoa before trading Chievo for Swansea, and now he appears all set to play for his fifth different Serie A side in Atalanta.

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