Serie A dealt Deulofeu boost

Serie A clubs have been dealt a boost in their respective pursuits of Gerard Deulofeu as Barcelona confirm the winger is surplus to requirements.

Inter, Napoli and Roma are all reportedly queuing up for Deulofeu, who has fallen out of the first-team picture at Barca following Ousmane Dembele’s return to fitness.

“There are many players in the squad: some fall into our plans, some don’t,” former Fiorentina midfielder Guillermo Amor, now head of institutional relations at Camp Nou, told BeIN Sports.

“Deulofeu is currently among those [not in our plans], so he’ll have to wait for his chance.

“In order to gain a better understanding of where his future lies, we’ll have to wait a few days.”

The 24-year-old is no stranger to the Italian top flight, having impressed at Milan in the second half of last season.