Everton's Ross Barkley set for Chelsea medical

Sheri Evans
January 5, 2018

After turning down a possible move away from Goodison Park in August, Everton midfielder Ross Barkley is set for a move to Stamford Bridge with reports linking him to having a medical at Chelsea are making headlines. The midfielder will have a medical at the club on Friday and will complete the move from his boyhood club Everton in the coming days.

Barkley has rejected a new deal at Everton, who he joined as an 11-year-old in 2005, with his current contract due to expire at the end of this season.

Everton manager Sam Allardyce admitted on Thursday that he was expecting to receive bids for Barkley before the close of the January window.

The 24-year old remained a wanted man for Chelsea and was under Conte's radar for a couple of seasons.

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Mauricio Pochettino is well renowned for deploying a high intensity pressing style of play, along with fiercely competitive training sessions, and it could be argued that Barkley would really struggle to fit into that way of working.

Tottenham have been monitoring Barkley's situation but Sky Sports suggest the North Londoners have chose to end their interest with Mauricio Pochettino now looking at alternative targets.

Barkley favoured a move to Chelsea last summer and regardless of Tottenham's stance, the midfielder's choice this month could also have been the Premier League champions.

New manager Sam Allardyce said past year that if he returned to full fitness and remained committed, he could still have a future at the club.

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