Barkley undergoes physical in Chelsea

Ross Barkley

Barkley, an Everton academy graduate, has scored 27 goals in 179 appearances since making his debut for the club in August 2011.

Chelsea are reportedly "close to clinching" a deal to sign Everton midfielder Ross Barkley after they submitted a new offer for the England worldwide.

However, with Everton boss Sam Allardyce confirming that Barkley would leave the club it looks like the Blues are in prime position as of right now.

He said in his press conference, "I would expect there would be sometime in this window if there is going to be any interest from some of the big boys".

Ross Barkley now looks more likely than ever to be a Chelsea player by the end of the month, according to Ladbrokes.

Yet the 24-year-old, nearing a return to fitness, is now expected to complete a move to Chelsea who have not dropped their interest in him.

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. Chelsea are about to land Ross Barkley at the cut-rate price of €17 million.

Tottenham have also been linked with the England star but Chelsea have made their move early in the window to try to get a deal done ahead of their rivals.

Now Antonio Conte, who has called on the club's hierarchy to add to his squad, will strengthen with Barkley, who is eligible for all four competitions.

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