Gerard Deulofeu says he would lose his mind if he began to think about the prospect of returning to Barcelona.

The winger joined AC Milan on loan from Everton until the end of the season in January and has made an impressive start to his Serie A career to earn a recall to Spain’s squad for the matches against Israel and France.

Barcelona could play a vital role in determining Deulofeu’s long term future as the club have a €12million option to buy the player from Everton as part of his 2015 Camp Nou exit.

And rumours of a Camp Nou return were fuelled this week when Robert Fernandez, the Catalans’ technical secretary, welcomed Deulofeu’s form, stating that holding an option to re-sign him is a positive thing for Barca.

“Barcelona’s interest? I expected that question!” Deulofeu told reporters.

“It is great to hear these things, but if I didn’t think in the present I would lose my mind.

“In football, I have learned to forget the past, think about the present and the future will come as it may – thinking about it would be a mistake.

“Currently I’m on loan at Milan, I’m owned by Everton and Barca have a buyback option. Right now I’m only thinking about Milan and the Spanish national team.

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