According to official SkySources, Tottenham Hotspur are set to re-open their interest in long term transfer target Ross Barkley, but in the next transfer window due to the play-maker’s current injury.
Spurs and Everton had been locked in a standoff over the value of Barkley practically all Summer, with Ronald Koeman’s Everton holding out for £50 million for the midfielder who is now in his last year of his contract.
With Tottenham Chairman Daniel Levy reportedly unwilling to pay such a high fee for a player with less than 12 months on his contract, Spurs played the waiting game in the hopes that Everton would be willing to compromise closer to today’s transfer deadline.
However, due to the training injury Barkley sustained in pre-season, the 23 year old is likely to be out of action until November.
According to Sky correspondent Jamie Weir, the club has personally informed him that Barkley is no longer an option during the current window, but will be in an upcoming transfer period once the Englishman has recovered from his injury.
“There has been some rumours around that Ross Barkley to Tottenham could be done before the window closes.”Weir stated while reporting for SkySports.
“However, the club have told me that is not true. Spurs are still keen on Barkley, but it would be perhaps in the next window.”
“January could see interest renewed in Barkley, with Chelsea also keen.”
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