Tottenham Set To Enter Talks As Chelsea Plot New Bid For £50m Star
Chelsea will submit an improved offer for Ross Barkley after seeing their £25m bid rejected but Tottenham are set to step-up their interest in the midfielder
Managers are now pressing ahead with their plans for the final days of the summer transfer window so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip from around the globe. Today, the latest on Ross Barkley…
Chelsea are expected to submit an improved offer for Ross Barkley after seeing their £25m bid rejected but Tottenham are set to step-up their interest in the Everton midfielder, according to the BBC via the Express.
Barkley’s is in the final year of his contract at Goodison Park and is expected to be sold after making it clear to Toffees boss Ronald Koeman he doesn’t want to sign an extension with his boyhood club.
Chelsea and Tottenham have been strongly linked with a move for the England international all summer and maintained their interest even after Barkley was ruled out for several weeks with a serious hamstring injury.
The Blues stole a march on Spurs after submitting an opening £25m offer yesterday but the BBC via the Express claims Everton have now rejected the bid and are holding out for £50m.
The newspaper says Chelsea are expected to table an improved offer as Antonio Conte is desperate to sign the 23-year-old in order to improve his midfield options and boost the clubs home-grown quota.
However, the Premier League champions could yet face stiff competition as the report indicates that Tottenham are also expected to enter negotiations over a possible deal for Barkley.
Mauricio Pochettino has left his transfer business late in the window but the Spurs boss is still hoping to make further additions and Barkley would compliment an already talented young squad in north London.
I’m sure there will be further developments throughout the day but I expect Everton’s £50m asking price to drop as we approach deadline day otherwise they risk losing him for nothing next summer.
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