Race heating up for Everton forward as AC Milan line up end-of-season bid

Everton fans could have been forgiven for forgetting about Gerard Deulofeu before the events of the past couple of days, in which time interest in the Spaniard has increased significantly.

Indeed, Barcelona director Robert Fernandez told Sport that his club are looking at re-signing the 23-year-old this summer with a €12m (£11.4m) buy-back clause in place from the summer 2015 deal between the sides for the attacker, and now calciomercato.com have revealed that AC Milan are keen to keep him beyond this season.

Deulofeu is currently on loan at the San Siro and has impressed to such a degree that he’s even earned a recall to the Spain squad for their clashes with Israel and France.

And calciomercato.com suggest that Barca’s interest may kick the Rossoneri into action with discussions surrounding keeping the silky star at the club being had.

Milan are believed to see Deulofeu as the sort of player they want to keep long-term given his age and the potential he has.

Everton have missed a trick with Gerard Deulofeu – agree?

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