Chelsea back in for Barkley

Chelsea will re-enter negotiations for Everton midfielder, Ross Barkley, in January according to The Telegraph.

A transfer for the 24-year-old seemed inevitable on deadline day back in August before the player pulled the plug. Despite an agreement of £35 million, Barkley rejected the move to the Champions due to his persistent hamstring injury and wanted to re-assess his options.

Barkley goal
Barkley scoring in a 6-3 win for Everton against Bournemouth last season.

Chelsea and London rivals, Tottenham, are both interested in acquiring the Everton midfielder who has six months remaining on his current contract. It is thought that Chelsea have the advantage since they are willing to pay a transfer fee whereas Tottenham prefer to monitor the player and secure a free transfer at the end of the season.

Both Everton and Chelsea want a quick resolution to the transfer saga, as opposed to the uncertainty of the saga running the length of the window, which occurred in the summer.

It will take Barkley a bit of time to get up to match sharpness since he has not featured for Everton this season. Nonetheless, should the move materialise, he will provide useful depth in midfield, especially when the fixtures start to pile up in February and March.



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Chris Bradford

20. Chelsea FC. Student at University of Liverpool. Twitter: @ChrisUTC97

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