Atalanta sports chief Carlo Osti admits they're preparing to offload several fringe players this month.

"There are players who we are evaluating during preseason," said Osti. "For now we have not made any final decision and I expect to wait until the end of the month to see who to move on."

Those set to leave include defenders Antonino D'Agostino (30) and Marino Defendi (23), midfielder Alessio Manzoni (21) and the attacker Karamoko Cisse (20).