Paul Joyce: Manchester United and Chelsea join Barkley pursuit

Manchester United and Chelsea have joined in the race to sign Everton midfielder Ross Barkley according to the Times journalist Paul Joyce.

According to reports overnight Spurs were unwilling to match Evertons £50m demands and Barkley wanted £150,000 per week wages, although the article dismisses the latter.

The report states that the likelihood of Barkley signing a new contract looks non-existant and that Ronald Koeman remains unconvinced on the player.

Barkley only has 12 months remaining on his current contract and can leave on a free transfer once this is up, at which point he will still only be 24.

Should Barkley or the club come out and say where things stand?

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  1. Why has Bill Kenwright kept quiet over the Barkley situation, why no comment from anyone at Everton Kouman say that Ross has a groin injurie so has not travelled for pre season games and the Ross situation is not clear, now the rumours are at it again saying man und are assessing the situation , someone tell the fans what’s at the bottom of all this, being told sign the contract or you will be sold if the contract is not what Ross and his agent wants or is two stubborn people both refusing to budge, is Ross being told by third parties your better than this Everton wait for the offers to come in. What Ross is forgetting the world cup is looming and he needs football,
    Rant over C.O.Y, Barkley


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