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Deulofeu set for Barcelona exit and return to Italy

Deulofeu set for Barcelona exit and return to Italy

Barcelona winger Gerard Deulofeu is expected to join Italian side Inter Milan next month, according to various reports.

The 23-year-old Spaniard returned to Barca in the summer but his playing time under boss Ernesto Valverde has been less than ample, spending time on the bench and even, out of the match-day squad altogether.

Having spent time on loan with AC Milan last season, it is now expected that he will join Serie A leaders Inter in a similar six month deal, although some reports claim it could be for two years.

Diario Sport report that a move all-but complete with the pending return of Ousmane Dembele from injury further restricting his playing time at the Camp Nou.

The Spain international has started just five league games this season, scoring once and it is understood he has agreed a move back to the San Siro in what he hopes will see his place at next summer’s World Cup cemented.

Football Italia also report that the Milanese giants, are keen on exploring a deal for Barca defender Aleix Vidal, although Roma are also interested.

Vidal is currently playing behind the likes of Sergi Roberto and Nelson Semedo for competition on the right back spot at Barca, and Roma CEO Monchi is pursuing a move for the former Sevilla man.

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