Everton midfielder Ross Barkley is in London to complete a deadline day move, according to Football Whispers.
Barkley has not been involved in Ronald Koeman’s Everton setup so far this campaign as he continues to recover from a hamstring injury. However, his lack of fitness does not appear to have deterred potential suitors.
Football Whispers report that Chelsea are very much in the hunt to sign the England international, who is also thought to be a target for arch-rivals Tottenham.
It is reported that Everton are prepared to do business with either side if they receive an offer in the region of £30M, considerably less than their initial valuation of £50M.
Football Whispers note that Arsenal could also enter the race to sign him, but Chelsea are firm favourites to secure his services today.
If, as reported, Barkley is in London, it should not take long for the deal to go through once a fee is agreed.