Bertolacci spent last season on loan at Genoa and was believed to be nearing a move to Premier League Everton, with new boss Marco Silva credited with interest in the 27-year-old’s services.
As of this week, the Toffees were ready to wrap things up – but Gattuso wants the midfielder to stay in Milan and sign a new deal now that he’s seen him in training.
The manager was surprised by Bertolacci’s involvement in pre-season training and is now ready to hand him a place in the side, given how much he’s been impressed by the player.
Everton, meanwhile, are believed to have offered the midfielder a five-year deal and a
Accelerated contacts between Everton and agent Alessandro Lucci for Bertolacci in the last hours. The Premier League side is ready to close the deal. Milan should receive €6M while Andrea would earn €2M+add ons on a five-year contract [TMW] pic.twitter.com/5KUPrIggpx
— Milan Eye (@MilanEye) July 12, 2018