Chelsea 'on brink of signing Ross Barkley from Everton'

New Chelsea signing Ross Barkley

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte has been vocal in recent weeks about his desire to see the club strengthen his squad "in the numerical aspect" during the January transfer window, and the Blues are expected to actively explore other deals throughout the month.

The Everton midfielder is out of contract at the end of the season and new manager Sam Allardyce admitted on Thursday that the club is resigned to losing its homegrown talent, who has rejected offers to extend his stay at Goodison Park.

Barkley opted against leaving Everton while carrying a hamstring injury that has forced him to sit on the sidelines so far this season.

That's paved the way for Barkley to secure his move to Stamford Bridge with the BBC claiming the midfielder will now undergo a medical with the defending Premier League champions today.

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Spurs have been long time admirers of the Everton man, but it now looks like they will miss out on the enigmatic 24-year-old.

That's according to "The Times" journalist Paul Joyce, who has developed a reputation over the years for being one of the most reliable in the industry when it comes to news relating to the two Merseyside clubs.

"I would expect there would be sometime in this window if there is going to be any interest from some of the big boys", he told Sky Sports when asked whether he was expecting bids for the player.

Barkley has been at Everton since he was 11-years-old, having been spotted by the club's late and prolific former scout Sid Benson, and made 150 Premier League appearances.

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