Racing Genk appear to have cleared the way for Atalanta to sign Ruslan Malinovskyi after completing a deal for Ianis Hagi.
It was confirmed on Friday that Genk had signed Hagi for €8m, with the ex-Fiorentina attacking midfielder putting pen to paper on a five-year contract.
The deal has implications for the Viola as they receive around €3m thanks to a sell-on clause.
Despite making little impact in Tuscany, the 20-year-old – son of Romania legend Gheorghe – impressed on his return to Viitorul Constanta and during the European Under-21 Championship.
Given he plays in the same position as Malinovskyi, the path should be clear for the Ukrainian to join Atalanta.
L’Eco di Bergamo claims a fee of around €15m plus bonuses is close to being agreed between the Belgian champions and the Champions League debutants.
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Football Italia staff