Chelsea Want Ross Barkley

Chelsea are reportedly in talks to sign England midfielder, Ross Barkley, from Everton.

The 24-year-old English international has chosen not to agree to a new deal at Everton, and is out of contract at the end of this season, opening the door for Chelsea to sign him for just £15 million.

The midfielder was on the verge of joining Chelsea in the summer transfer window. The clubs had agreed on a £35 million transfer fee, but ultimately Barkley chose to stay with The Toffees.

Barkley has not played a single match this season after having hamstring surgery following a training injury. According to reports, he is now approaching match fitness.

Everton manager, Sam Allardyce, said that the club has been resigned to losing Barkley for some time.

Barkley made his debut for Everton in August 2011, and has scored 27 goals in 179 appearances.

Tottenham were also interested in signing Barkley last summer, but Mauricio Pochettino is reportedly focusing on other targets in this transfer window.