Chelsea are seriously interested in Barkley according to “The Telegraph.” But they face competition from Tottenham, who are willing to pay £25m for the 23-year-old Englishman.
Everton valued Barkley at £50m at the start of the transfer window despite he has only one year contract. Ronald Koeman revealed already that Barkley isn’t in his plans because he wants to leave for “a new challenge.” So it’s a matter of time that he will leave Everton. Tottenham don’t want to pay up to £25m as they are hoping that Everton will reduce the price for Barkley, because of the fact that he has only year contract and that the player’s will is to leave the club. But it is said that Chelsea is willing to rival a bid from Tottenham, if there is a bid. The “Blues” are also prepared to offer Barkley a £100’000-a-week contract. Manchester United are monitoring the situation but they have not yet shown strong interest like Tottenham and Chelsea. Both of the clubs are confident that they will land three players until the transfer window closes with Barkley as one of their target.
Ross Barkley joined Everton as a 11-year-old and played for the club’s youth teams. He made his debut on 20th August 2011 against Queens Park Rangers as a 17-year-old. Under the former Everton coach, David Moyes, he get his chance to play for the senior team. Tim Cahill praised Barkley as the most talented footballer he had worked with and Martin Keown predicting that “Barkley will be one of the best players we will ever see in this country.” In the 2012/13 season he joined Sheffield Wednesday on a one-month loan and after this loan spell he joined Leeds United on loan. After this two loan spells he returned to Everton. In the 2013/14 season he had his breakthrough at Everton, where he established himself into the first eleven. Until now he made 150 appearances in the Premier League for Everton, where he scored 21 goals and assisted 18 goals. Last season he scored 5 goals and assisted 8 goals in 36 appearances.