Barkley is currently recovering from a hamstring injury.
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Chelsea set to beat Spurs and sign Everton midfielder Barkley for £15m
The England international could join the current Premier League champions as early as today.

CHELSEA ARE CONFIDENT they can secure a £15 million move for Everton midfielder Ross Barkley during this month’s transfer window, with reports suggesting he will have a medical this afternoon.

The Blues have come back in for the 24-year-old after he chose to remain in Merseyside to continue his recovery from a serious hamstring injury, despite advanced talks on transfer deadline day in August.

Barkley has only six months remaining on his contract, which means a reduced price could be agreed between the clubs after Chelsea offered double the amount in the summer.

Tottenham are also interested in Barkley but look like outsiders to complete the deal at this stage with Chelsea making a strong approach, while Everton are resigned to losing their academy product, having been without him all season.

Barkley is close to making his return to the pitch, and he could be lining up in Chelsea’s blue. Manager Antonio Conte has revealed that Chelsea are aiming to add more players for their undersized squad because the club are still competing on all four fronts.

“For sure, the club will try to do their best in the market to improve the squad from a numerical aspect,” Conte said last week. ”I’m a coach, I have to work with my players and my task is on the pitch. The transfer market is for the club and they must decide if they want to improve my squad.”

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