It’s been coming.

Gazzetta dello Sport have a rather big article on their Atalanta page on Tuesday, with Newcastle United’s interest in Robin Gosens the main part of the story.

The Magpies want a left-back, and the German is the latest to have landed on their shortlist, with numerous articles in Italy suggesting a first move had already been made.

Contracted to the Bergamo side until 2024, Gosens wants to ensure he plays in the 2022 World Cup with Germany, and there have been mentions that a move to Newcastle could scupper that, since Atalanta currently play in the Champions League.

This means the Premier League side would need to be extra convincing to get a deal done, but we all know money is no issue for them.

It’s made clear Gosens is the ‘number one goal’ for Newcastle when looking at Atalanta, because he is ‘the ideal profile’ according to those in charge of such decisions at St James’ Park.

The Magpies are currently ‘considering a €30-35m offer’ for the player, plus a three and a half year €3.5m/season contract.

Over at Atalanta, it’s been made clear that no sale would be considered, but Gazzetta hint that ‘when dealing with a counterpart with practically infinite resources, never say never’.

Gosens, with a move to Newcastle, would also ‘earn more than double his current salary’.

Still, the player dreamed of something a bit bigger, wanting to, if he ever was to leave Atalanta, find himself a ‘big player’, which Newcastle ‘are still a long way from being’, currently fighting against relegation in the Premier League.

This is all described as a ‘complicated affair’ in January, but an exit in the summer is ‘not to be excluded’, even to the Magpies ‘should they still play in the English top flight with possibly very different ambitions’.

TuttoMercatoWeb, down their end, have their take on the matter on Tuesday morning, stating Gosens has ‘multiple offers for the renewal’ of his contract at Atalanta, ‘but an agreement has not yet been reached’, meaning ‘the hypothesis of a goodbye in January is not that remote’.

There’s now belief there could be ‘an opening’ from the Serie A side ‘to the sale of the German’, as the Italians are ‘waiting for Newcastle to formulate the first concrete offer’ for the player, which, if the information from Gazzetta above is correct, could be right around the corner.