Chelsea make £25m bid for Everton midfielder Ross Barkley

The England international is expected to leave Goodison Park before Thursday’s transfer deadline having rejected a new contract with Everyone and expressed his desire for a new challenge.


The Toffees have been forced to lower their £50m asking price for the 23-year-old, who is currently sidelined with a hamstring injury and is in the final year of his contract.

The Telegraph reports that Chelsea have attempted to strike a cut-price deal for Barkley, offering £25m.

However, the Blues could face competition for his signature from Tottenham Hotspur , who have held a long-standing interest in Barkley.

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