There are reports Papu Gomez will not even be in the Atalanta squad against Roma, making his January exit even more likely.
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The captain was left on the bench for their last two Serie A games, although he did come on as a substitute in the 2-2 draw with Juventus.
However, attempts to resolve the fracture between player and coach Gian Piero Gasperini appear to have failed.
According to Sky Sport Italia, Gomez won’t even be in the squad for tomorrow’s big game with Roma at the Gewiss Stadium.
The Argentina international has been heavily linked with a January exit for €15m, with Milan the favourites ahead of Inter.