Reports suggest that Ross Barkley could be on his way to Stamford Bridge after Everton and Chelsea reach an agreement for the midfielder for £15m. The youngster is expected to have a medical at Chelsea before Friday.
In the summer transfer window, Chelsea and Everton had made a deal for Ross Barkley but the English midfielder declined the Chelsea offer on the last day of the transfer period.
Reports have suggested that the two clubs resumed their negotiations as soon as the January transfer window commenced for the highly rated Englishman and have agreed for a fee of £15m.
Injuries have hampered Barkley’s chance:
Update on Ross Barkley. Medical to take place today, fee to be in the region of £15m. Should be a Chelsea player by the end of the day.
— Dominic King (@DominicKing_DM) January 5, 2018
Ross Barkley hasn’t played a single match for Everton this season after sustaining a hamstring injury in training at the beginning of the season. However, Barkley has recovered well and is quickly approaching match fitness.
Everton manager Sam Allardyce conceded on Thursday that the club has been prepared to lose Ross Barkley for quite some time now.
Barkley is a Merseyside thoroughbred having arrived at Everton at the young age of 11. He has completed 13 years at the club and the Everton faithful would surely be upset to see one of their own leave Goodison Park.
Barkley can score some stunners:
Ross Barkley does score quite a lot of beautiful goals. pic.twitter.com/omvNuAeXla
— ً (@CFCBrano) January 5, 2018
Barkley burst on to the scene in quite some fashion and was soon called up for the England national team. He has played 150 matches for Everton having scored 21 goals in the process and was considered on the best youngsters in Premier League a couple of seasons ago.
However constant managerial changes at Everton and injuries have hampered Barkley’s progress. Barkley would want to resurrect his career and fulfil the promise he should early on his career at Chelsea.
On the other hand, Chelsea would hope to avoid any last minute mishaps and land the highly rated midfielder at Stamford Bridge as soon as possible.