Talented youngster Luca Cigarini admits he could stay with relegated Parma next season.
"I haven't decided my future yet," Cigarini explained to La Gazzetta di Parma. "I need to think hard about this and talk to the people who are closest to me and it will take a few days to work out what I'm going to do.
"Also, I would like to make it clear that I have never said that I want to leave Parma.
"I didn't say it when we were in Serie A and I haven't said it since we went down.
"To be honest, I don't know where these things come from because I will think 1001 times before I leave, even in a co-ownership deal.
"It's not because Atalanta aren't a big enough side - it's just that I've been here for so many years and I am very tied to this team and this city.
"Serie B is no problem at all for me, so I am left with a tough decision."