A deal to take the former Barcelona man to San Siro had appeared to have been done but the Serie A giants say the transfer is still to go through

AC Milan are still negotiating with Everton over the transfer of Gerard Deulofeu, CEO Adriano Galliani has said.

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The Serie A giants posted a tweet on Friday welcoming the arrival of the winger, but it was later deleted and no confirmation over the transfer followed.

Reports in England have claimed that Everton took a complaint directly to Milan, insisting that the 22-year-old’s future had not been finalised.

Speaking ahead of Milan’s key Serie A clash with Napoli on Saturday, Galliani confirmed that talks are ongoing and would not offer any hint as to whether the deal will go through.

“I am authorised to say that the negotiations for Deulofeu are continuing,” he told Mediaset Premium

Asked if Milan were confident that the transfer will be concluded, he replied: “The only thing I can say is that the negotiations continue.”

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Everton manager Ronald Koeman stated this week that he would not stand in the way of a move for Deulofeu as he was keen to find the best option for the player.

The former Barcelona winger has not played in the Premier League since the 3-2 defeat to Watford on December 10.