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LOAN WATCH: Everton to be without Barcelona young gun Deulofeu for two months

Gerard Deulofeu is set to miss up to two months with Everton after sustaining a serious hamstring injury.

The 19-year old forward, on loan from Barcelona, has impressed in his Premier League outings for the Toffees but will be unavailable until at least the end of January following the problem he suffered in the weekend's 4-1 win over Fulham.

"The striker Gerard Deulofeu, who played this season on loan to Everton, will recover from injury in Barcelona in co-ordination with the medical services of the English club," read a statement from Barcelona after Deulofeu underwent scans back home.

"The player has this afternoon undergone testing by the medical services of FC Barcelona have confirmed the biceps femoris muscle injury in his right leg.

"The downtime is approximately six to eight weeks. The recovery will be in Barcelona in conjunction with the medical services of Everton FC."

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