Everton manager Roberto Martinez believes his club are still in the box seat to sign Deulofeu for a second campaign.
"When we sat down in the summer, we talked about Gerard being maybe two years away from the first team at Barcelona.
"We've been very happy with the way he is developing and, before his injury, he had reached such a level that everyone thought he might be ready for the Barcelona squad. But it all depends on Barcelona."
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