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Barkley to stay at Everton?

After months of speculation surrounding the future of Ross Barkley, Ronald Koeman has admitted that he could stay at Everton.

The midfielder has been linked with a Goodison Park departure since the latter parts of last season, when he repeatedly refused the Blues’ contract offers.

He has been heavily linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur, while Manchester United and Chelsea are also believed to be interested. However, no club are willing to pay Everton’s £50m asking price.

Koeman had said last month that he was 100% certain that Barkley would leave, but now has admitted that the midfielder could stay at the club beyond the summers transfer window:

“If there’s no interest he will be part of the team.

“He is training with Everton, he is part of the team and training in a good way.”

Spurs are reported to value the midfielder at around £15m, a long way short of Everton’s asking price.

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