The 27-year-old has been a key player at Marseille in recent years, but his 2019-20 season was a write-off due to a serious injury.
Thauvin managed only two games for OM, appearing for just 20 minutes in total.
And a fresh start could be on the cards for Thauvin with Atalanta seriously interested in signing him.
Di Marzio adds that the interest is mutual, but Thauvin’s heavy salary of €2.8m-per-season is an obstacle in talks.
Thauvin has also turned down a new contract from Marseille, with his current deal due to expire next year.
In June, French daily L’Equipe reported that Marseille would listen to offers of €20m for Thauvin.