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Koeman: 'I expect Ross Barkley to leave Everton' 

Everton manager Ronald Koeman believes that Ross Barkley will leave the club this summer.

Everton academy graduate Barkley has just one-year remaining on his contract at Goodison Park, and has so far not been able to agree on a new deal to stay at the club.

Koeman has already indicated that Barkley has until the end of the season to sign a new deal, or face being sold, and with just days remaining before Everton’s final match, the Dutchman thinks Barkley will now leave.

Speaking ahead of The Blues final game, Koeman said:

“If you offer the player a good contract, it means we want him to stay here. If we don’t want the player to stay longer, we don’t offer him a new contract,”

When asked if he was confident in keeping the England international, he responded:

“No, because it is a long time he has been thinking about his future.

“I am not worried because I like to work with players who like to stay.

“We will go on and we’re looking for players in that position. If he stays, there will be more competition for him next season.”

Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with making a move for the 23-year-old.

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