Calciomercato.com in Italy are reporting that Milan will opt instead to sign Deulofeu's countryman, Cristian Tello, who is currently plying his trade in Serie A with Fiorentina.
In a separate, "exclusive" report on the same website, however, Milan have apparently made up their minds to sign Deulofeu on a permanent basis in the summer following his positive impact at the San Siro since arriving there on loan from Goodison in January.
They assert that Milan's top brass have already approached Barça to get clearance to acquire him from Everton.
Assuming there is any truth in the latter suggestion — it's worth noting that the takeover of the Rossoneri by a Chinese consortium has still not gone through, limiting their ability to commit to any new transfers — Barcelona could yet complicate their efforts to sign Deulofeu as they still have an #euro;12m option on the winger who turns 23 on Monday.
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1 Posted 09/03/2017 at 22:36:42
Personally I think he's worth more than that.
2 Posted 09/03/2017 at 22:46:18
3 Posted 09/03/2017 at 23:17:31
4 Posted 10/03/2017 at 05:42:20
I cannot see Ronnie keeping the player so, if a decent offer comes in, he will be sold.
5 Posted 10/03/2017 at 07:44:59
6 Posted 10/03/2017 at 08:10:03
7 Posted 10/03/2017 at 08:48:25
8 Posted 10/03/2017 at 09:39:02
I would only be disappointed if he winds up leaving on a free after a couple of years of loans. With Mirallas, Barkley, Lookman and Bolasie, competing for the 2-3 berths behind Rom, he wouldn't get much game time here in the next 18 months.
9 Posted 10/03/2017 at 10:25:15
Is there any point in debating what the Italian Papers write??
10 Posted 10/03/2017 at 11:16:14
11 Posted 10/03/2017 at 15:06:52
I think Gerry became too predictable last season... don't get me wrong he whipped in a wicked cross but his reluctance to try and beat his man and get to the byline more with his pace frustrates.
Gerard Deulofeu in a nutshell was last season when he sent over a peach of a cross for Funes Mori to head in a 90th minute (or what we thought) at Chelsea, but it was Gerry's cheap naive mistake which gave the ball away for the Chelsea equaliser.
He then had a great chance at Manchester City in the 2nd leg of the League Cup Semi Final to kill the tie and take us to Wembley but fluffed his lines.
I think Koeman made his mind up after that Spurs game on the opening day, yet another great chance missed to put us 2-0 up in a game we drew 1-1.
12 Posted 11/03/2017 at 08:44:16
A show pony who we could get good money for and probably will...
13 Posted 11/03/2017 at 19:54:31
14 Posted 12/03/2017 at 16:20:04
15 Posted 12/03/2017 at 16:24:37
Bollocks!! The lad has bags of skill and can always create a goal while getting the crowd to their feet.
16 Posted 12/03/2017 at 21:38:23
Not in Koeman's opinion, apparently.
17 Posted 14/03/2017 at 11:35:47
He's been their man of the match in a couple of games but I just think he's trying much harder as he really wants to move their and like's their style of football more. I think they will make a big bid for him at the end of the year but they also seem very interested in Lukaku and if they get this Chinese takeover sorted they'll have millions to spend.
You could see Geri telling Rom who good life is there in Milan and he should come join him.
18 Posted 14/03/2017 at 12:51:47
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