Wayne Rooney urges contract rebel Ross Barkley to stay at Everton

Ruben Hill
July 17, 2017

Will Spurs sign Ross Barkley?

Considering that the midfielder has yet to sign a new deal, it looks like he wishes to leave the club.

Tottenham remain the only Premier League side not to sign a single player in the summer transfer window so far.

Barkley's reluctance to put pen to paper on a new contract leaves him open to depart as a free agent next summer, with boss Ronald Koeman confessing earlier this week that the situation remains unclear.

The Sunday Mirror report that having sold Walker, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy will now turn his attentions to Ross Barkley.

Ronald Koeman
GETTYRonald Koeman has been busy in the transfer window so far this summer

Rooney insists that everyone wants Barkley to stay at Everton, adding that he feels the England global has the ability to help the team. Spurs are willing to pay between 25 and 30 million pounds.

The Toffees know the clock is ticking on Spurs deadline of next Wednesday when they depart for their pre-season tour of the U.S. and will test Levy's nerve and hold out for what they want.

Considering Everton's transfer fee for Ross Barkley and Swansea's intransigence on Gylfi Sigurdsson, it would not be a huge surprise if Tottenham's move drags on way into the summer.

Everton are still holding out for a deal in the region of £50 million, a figure vindicated by Spurs selling Kyle Walker to Manchester City for £54m this week.

His present deal expires next June and Barkley has been strongly linked with a switch to Tottenham Hotspur.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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