The agent of Gremio and Brazil star Everton has confirmed that he did hold talks with AC Milan over a possible move.
Milan were linked with the 23-year-old earlier in the summer when Leonardo was sporting director, as he was a known admirer of his compatriot.
The track seemed to go cold, but then reports from Portugal emerged last month claiming that something still could be in the pipeline as Everton wants a move to the Rossoneri.
That speculation was quickly squashed by sources at the club, and now the player’s representative – Marcelo Serafini – has lifted the lid on how far talks with Milan actually went.
He told il Mattino: “With Milan there was a lot of talks before Leonardo’s farewell to the Rossoneri leadership.”