Everton fans are given bad news by talkSPORT in the Football Transfer Tavern as it has emerged that Atletico Madrid want to sign their former loan favourite Gerard Deulofeu on a permanent basis from Barcelona.
In the summer, Roberto Martinez had his eyes set on re-signing the Spaniard after he impressed at Goodison Park although the 20-year-old eventually moved to Sevilla on loan for the 2014/15 campaign.
And it is believed that Atletico have liked what they’ve seen of him in La Liga this season, although it is unlikely that Barcelona will loan him to their title rivals, meaning Diego Simeone will have to pay a big sum of money to acquire his services.
Deulofeu impressed Everton fans after his 25 appearances in the Premier League last term where he managed to score three goals, including a great finish against Arsenal in a decisive game.
And it now looks as though Atletico have sent out scouts to get a detailed report on the player, as they begin to plan a bid to bring him to the Vicente Calderon.
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