Atalanta’s chase for Birmingham City midfielder Jordan James continues to be at full speed.

In the past couple of days, we covered reports saying the Serie A side reached an agreement with the player, and now work to find a deal with the Blues.

An update on this situation is now brought by journalist Rudy Galetti, who claims that the contacts between Atalanta and Birmingham continue.

It’s said the Italian club have another priority for now, which is to ‘lighten’ their squad, but they should hold a ‘new round of talks’ with the Blues by the start of the next week.

Jordan James reportedly ‘pushes’ for the transfer to happen, and that’s why Atalanta feel confident to ‘go ahead’ in the negotiations with Birmingham City.

The story doesn’t say how much the deal will cost, while the midfielder is valued by Transfermarkt at €3.8m.

Featuring for Birmingham City this season, James has five goals in 17 appearances. The Blues’ academy product has 85 games played for the club, and it now seems he’s ready for a farewell to a well respected club in a top-tier league.