Arsenal Ready To Gazump Tottenham & Chelsea With Swoop For £25m Star
Arsenal are ready to gazump Tottenham and Chelsea by launching a late swoop for Everton midfielder Ross Barkley during the closing days of the window
Managers are now pressing ahead with their plans for the final weeks of the summer transfer window so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip from around the globe. Today, Arsenal are ready to swoop for Ross Barkley…
Arsenal are ready to gazump Tottenham and Chelsea by launching a late swoop for Everton midfielder Ross Barkley during the closing days of the transfer window, according to a report in the Express.
Barkley has been with Everton his entire career having progressed through the youth ranks to become a first team regular but his future at Goodison Park is in serious doubt.
The 23-year-old has just one year left on his contract and he’s made it clear he won’t sign an extension so boss Ronald Koeman has indicated he will cash-in if a suitable offer arrives.
The Telegraph reported on Friday that Tottenham and Chelsea are still hoping to sign Barkley in a cut-price £25m deal despite the midfielder suffering a hamstring injury in training last week.
Spurs and Chelsea have been tracking Barkley all summer and the newspaper suggests they are ready to do-battle over the England international as they expect Everton to lower their initial £50m asking price.
Mauricio Pochettino and Antonio Conte are both expected to sign a number of players over the coming days and Barkley would represent an excellent piece of business if either club could snap him up for just £25m.
However, it looks as though they are going to face some fresh competition as the Express claims Arsenal will launch a late bid to try and beat their rivals to Barkley’s signature.
The newspaper cites a report from Transfer Market Web that says Arsene Wenger is eyeing Barkley as a potential long-term replacement for Santi Cazorla and is poised to make his move before the end of the month.
It’s gearing-up to be a fascinating battle between the three London giants and I think Barkley would be a superb addition for whoever ends up winning the race for his signature.
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