A throwaway line in an article in Spanish daily AS has got Everton fans excited.
This week Barcelona saw their transfer suspension get suspended as the club appeal the original claim that they acquired teenagers contrary to the rules established by FIFA.
With Barcelona no longer looking at a summer without any signings, the Spanish media have begun to speculate about which players may be moving to the Camp Nou in the summer.
Ter Stegen and Alen Halilovic are now shoo-ins to arrive to Catalonia, whilst the rumour mill suggests six more players may be drafted in.
Against all the prospective incomings, the need to recall attacking midfielder Gerard Deulofeu from Everton is now said to be less pressing. Thus, according to AS, “Deulofeu will, in principle, stay another year in England, with the player being close to Everton manager Roberto Martinez.”