Atalanta are targeting Bologna defender Takehiro Tomiyasu and midfielder Mattias Svanberg.
The two clubs are friendly and have already done several deals together, most notably Musa Barrow making the move to the Stadio Dall’Ara.
The forward arrived on loan in January 2020 with obligation to buy for €14.5m in the summer of 2021.
That bill is now due and the sides are discussing how to lower the cost of the operation for Bologna.
According to Sportitalia and Tuttomercatoweb, that could include player exchanges or first pick of some sought-after Rossoblu talents.
As well as Jerdy Schouten, Atalanta are also interested in Japan international defender Tomiyasu and Swedish midfielder Svanberg.