Atalanta are continuing their work to sign Jordan James from Birmingham City, believing the youngster is a player who can develop with them and then potentially be sold on for a big profit in the not so distant future.

The 19-year-old has a contract with Birmingham City lasting until June 2025, with the Championship club having an option to extend that by a further year.

Therefore, they’re under no big pressure to collapse and accept whatever Atalanta have to offer. James has played 26 matches for Birmingham City so far this season, in a variety of midfield positions, and is clearly an important part of the squad.

Italian journalist Rudy Galetti claims Atalanta are putting the pressure on to sign James, and are set to present a new offer.

According to Galetti, ‘talks continue’, and James ‘wants the move’.

Prima Bergamo, local to Atalanta, report the player’s ‘approval is total’, and there are no problems in that regard.

Birmingham City are said to have rejected three offers so far, and the positions between the clubs are ‘distant’.

Prima Bergamo state talks continue and patience is needed.