The Gerard Deulofeu saga continues.
Over the last few weeks, the Spanish winger has been linked with a move away from Goodison Park. AC Milan have stated their interest in their player and insist that the next move is for Everton to make. Meanwhile in the Premier League, Middlesboro are also rumoured to be on the list of suitors for the tricky winger.
Ronald Koeman has come out and said that with the current injury situation at the Blues he is not interested in letting Deulofeu go. However, despite the player’s cameo performance leading to a goal in Everton’s futile FA Cup performance against Leicester City, it is quite clear he is not on Koeman’s right side.
Milan’s manager Vincenzo Montella has confirmed his interest in the winger, comparing him to the team’s player of the season so far -
“Gerard Deulofeu? He has different characteristics to those of Suso, he can play on either flank.”
The Italian team’s sporting director Adriano Galliani is also reported to have said -
"AC Milan has already demonstrated its will. It’s up to Everton to decide."
Milan are reputedly unhappy with their situation on their left wing with M’Baye Niang playing there, and Montella has even used central midfielder Giacomo Ventura to replace him. And now, they’ve moved on to Everton target Memphis Depay.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has no use for winger Depay, and has said he is happy to let him go for the right price. Koeman meanwhile has been very clear about is interest in his fellow Dutchman.
However, with the recent injury crisis at Everton in the wing position, when asked if Deulofeu would leave Everton, Koeman has said -
“At the moment no, because with the injury of first Bolaise and second Dominic,”
“Then there is no possibility for Deulofeu at the moment. We have had no approaches.”
We await with bated breath what the next move is going to be.