Arsenal and Tottenham set to lock horns over transfer of English ace

Mauricio Pochettino wants to land Ross Barkley for Tottenham but is rejecting to pay Everton’s £50 million asking fees, according to stories.

The Sun suggests that Spurs are ready to make their move for the 23-year-old with Pochettino believing that the midfielder would be the ideal fit for his squad.

However, Everton are holding out for a £50m fee, despite the footballer only having a season left on his current deal.

Barkley has been offered a deal worth £100,000 a week by Everton however the midfielder has not met Ronald Koeman’s deadline to act.

The Dutchman has since signed Barkley’s ready-made successor in Davy Klaassen, who joined from Ajax for £23.6m two weeks ago.

Last month, stories claimed that Barkley wants to leave Goodison Park this summer as he fears that his opportunities of securing a spot in England’s team for next summer’s World Cup are under threat.

Arsenal believed to be interested in the midfielder, however, face competition from Spurs, Chelsea and Manchester United.


Aleksandar Gabelic

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