BBC Sport reporter David Ornstein reveals Ross Barkley has rejected Chelsea transfer | Football | Sport


That is according to BBC Sport reporter David Ornstein.

Everton rejected a £25million offer from Chelsea for Barkley yesterday as it was below their asking price of around £50m.

Barkley has one year left on his contract and told the club he not be signing a new deal.

But it appears his future does not lie at Stamford Bridge.

He said on BBC Radio Five Live: “I don’t mean to be the bearing of more bad news for Chelsea.

“[But] Barkley has turned down a move to Chelsea tonight.

“Not official. Don’t know whether that opens the way for a move to Tottenham or to stay at Everton.

“[But] the information I’m receiving is that he has rejected Chelsea.”

Spurs could now be favourites to sign Barkley but are running out of time to complete a deal.

Barkley’s hamstring injury could complicate matters as he is likely to be able to pass a medical.

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