Barcelona are preparing to invoke a clause in Everton winger Gerard Deulofeu’s contract this summer and re-sign the out of favour wide-man on the cheap, according to Spanish news outlet Mundo Deportivo.

The 23-year-old joined the Toffees permanently from the Catalan giants in 2015, after a successful loan spell at Goodison Park two years previously.

The report claims that the La Liga side are now keen to bring their former youth academy product back to the Nou Camp.

Furthermore, the Champions League side can reportedly reclaim the Spain international for just £12 million, which was part of the agreement that allowed the pacey wide-man to join the Merseysiders originally.

Deulofeu’s indifferent performances during the first half of this season failed to impress Everton boss Ronald Koeman and caused the Spaniard to be shipped out on loan in January to Serie A side AC Milan.

But with the talented youngster’s recent impressive displays Barcelona are looking to reunite themselves with the Catalonian-born attacker.

However, they will have to challenge his temporary employers Milan, who are also keen to secure the 23-year-old on a more permanent basis.


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