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Gerard Deulofeu arrives in Italy ahead of AC Milan move

Spanish winger set for loan deal

Everton v Espanyol: Pre-Season Friendly Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images

Gerard Deulofeu’s move to AC Milan is edging closer to completion after the winger was spotted arriving in the Italian city on Sunday evening.

Deulofeu is expected to undergo a medical on Monday before rubber-stamping a loan deal at the San Siro until the end of the season.

There was confusion on Friday evening when AC Milan posted a tweet confirming the 22-year-old had joined the club.

However, that tweet was soon deleted with Everton insistent the deal wasn’t yet completed. The Blues were reportedly furious at the Serie A club for jumping the gun and announcing the deal without details of the move being fully agreed.

AC Milan’s Deulofeu tweet

How the loan term ended has been a sticking point for this deal for some time, with media sources reporting that Everton wanted a clause put in where the Italians would have to buy the player outright at the end of the season.

The Italian side were also reluctant to pay a loan fee for the former Barcelona youngster.

However, word is Milan have resisted that and will now have the choice to retain the player’s services in the summer, paying a £430,000 loan fee with an option to buy him for £15.5m at the end of the current season.