During Gerard Deulofeu’s time at Everton, the Merseyside club allowed the forward to spend six months on loan at AC Milan.

The Spaniard, who is currently at Watford, was linked with a move to the Serie A club in the January transfer window.

Last month, we covered a report from Gazzetta dello Sport, who claimed the former Barcelona man was open to the idea of returning to the San Siro, but was not ready to upset the Premier League outfit.

Journalist Alfredo Pedulla also explained that ‘many clubs’ including the Rossoneri were interested in the player, but no deal took shape and the 24-year-old will continues with the Hornets, at least until the end of the season.

Deulofeu has given a lengthy interview to Catalan newspaper Mundo Deportivo and was asked about the reports linking him with a move away from Javi Gracia’s side.

“It’s nice that clubs are interested and Milan, as I say, I have a special appreciation. I do not close the door to a return in the future,” the Spaniard explained. 

“… my time at Milan was the happiest. I felt very loved there, I enjoyed football a lot. From the first moment they told me what they wanted from me, they trusted my game and I helped the club.” 

It’s unclear if Milan will still be interested in the attacker later in the summer.