AC Milan have received a boost in their hopes to sign Everton midfielder Gerard Deulofeu after the Goodison Park outfit agreed to sign Morgan Schneiderlin.
The Manchester United play-maker completed a move to Everton for an initial fee of £20 million.
The Frenchman was dropped by Jose Mourinho and was told that he was not a part of the Portuguese’s plans.
The former Southampton man has reunited with his former boss Ronald Koeman at the Everton.
However, Schneiderlin’s arrival has cast a shadow of doubt on Gerard Deulofeu future at the club.
Milan will face competition from a very unlikely club in Middlesbrough who are also interested in signing the Spaniard.
His agent is said to be travelling to the club in order to kick-start talks about his future.
Milan had earlier made a loan bid for the player but were turned down by the toffees.
However, now it seems likely that he will move to the San Siro, with reports also claiming that the player has agreed terms with the Rossoneri and Milan will now begin talks with Everton.
Deulofeu signed for Everton in 2015 from Barcelona for a fee of £4.3million, but has failed to cement his place in the first-team.