Tottenham pursuit of £50m Ross Barkley uncertain amid contrasting reports

Danny Woods
July 17, 2017

Tottenham are seemingly the only side interested in the player, who wants a deal worth £120,000-a-week if he is to stay on Merseyside, and there is a willingness on both sides for a deal to be completed.

The fee is said to be the major sticking point in any deal with Tottenham, with Everton valuing Barkley at £50million but Spurs only willing to pay £25-30million for a player entering the a year ago of his current deal.

According to ESPN, Tottenham Hotspur have been put off making a move for Everton midfielder Ross Barkley this summer because his wage demands are too high, so what chance the England worldwide having a rethink in order to push through a deal?

Barkley is yet to sign a new deal at Goodison Park and has entered the previous year of his current contract, meaning he could leave for free next summer.

Everton want to offload Barkley this summer to ensure they recoup of fee for a player who has been with them since the age of 12.

Mauricio Pochettino is a long-term admirer of Barkley and believes he can make the most of the England international's obvious talent.

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Arsenal and Chelsea have also shown interest in homegrown Barkley and Everton expect offers to come later in the window though they do not intend to let him go cheaply. Everton would rather cash in on Barkley now than risk losing him for training compensation next summer.

Barkley is widely expected to leave Goodison and be replaced by Gylfi Sigurdsson.

Barkley has been frequently linked with a move to Spurs and a potential arrival has divided fans.

Will Spurs sign Ross Barkley? Spurs are willing to pay between 25 and 30 million pounds.

"My focus is on helping this team win and if I can do that by supporting the younger players we have here then that's what I'll do".

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