Barkley rejects Chelsea
Sky Sources have just reported that Ross Barkley has rejected the chance to move to Chelsea. A fee of £35 million was agreed between Everton and Chelsea. Barkley travelled down to Cobham for the medical but opted against a move to the Champions during the medical procedure. At this stage, it is unclear whether Barkley was likely to fail the medical or the player simply decided against the move.
The deal has collapsed as a result and Barkley will return to Everton.
Further reports from Matt Law has emerged that a deal for Barkley could be reached that will see the Everton midfielder move in January.
Any deal looks incredibly complicated so stay tuned for the latest updates on the Absolute Chelsea social media feeds.