Last Updated: Tue, 30 Jul 2013 17:56
Stoke City and Newcastle have reportedly made an enquiry to Atalanta over the availability of striker Matteo Ardemagni.
The 26-year-old joined Atalanta in 2010 but has only made 16 appearances for the club since, spending the last two seasons out on loan.
He spent last term at Serie B side Modena where he grabbed an impressive 23 goals in 39 appearances.
Ardemagni returned to his parent club for pre-season but a failure to feature in a friendly against Lumezzane suggests he does not fit into head coach Stefano Colantuono's plans.
Top flight sides Cagliari, Catania and Parma have previously been linked with a move for Ardemagni, who began his career at AC Milan but failed to make a single first-team appearance for the club.
However, fresh reports in the Italian press claim Premier League duo Stoke and Newcastle have also enquired about the striker, though no formal bid has been made as yet.
It claims Atalanta are demanding a fee of at least €4million (£3.4million) for Ardemagni, a price tag that has already put off Palermo and Livorno but would be unlikely to deter the two English sides should they pursue their interest.
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