Everton’s playmaker has stalled on a new deal at Goodison Park, leading to an ultimatum from Ronald Koeman.
The Toffees boss has warned Barkley to accept an extension worth £100,000-a-week or face being sold.
The 23-year-old only has a year left to run at Everton, which has seen a host of clubs monitor his situation.
Tottenham and Arsenal have been linked, while Manchester United are also in the running.
Ross Barkley scored yesterday for Everton in their 3-1 win over Burnley
Mourinho is apparently set to make another approach – like he did at Chelsea
With Everton under pressure to sell, Mourinho is apparently set to make another approach – like he did at Chelsea.
According to the Mirror, the Portuguese tried to sign Barkley at Stamford Bridge two years ago.
A £35million bid was tabled but chairman Bill Kenwright declared the England international was not for sale at the time.
Everton ace Ross Barkley pictured for first time since bar attack Wed, April 12, 2017
Ross Barkley has been snapped arriving for training after he was attacked in a bar last weekend
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Ross Barkley hides from photographers as he arrives for training
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Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is a fan of Ross Barkley and wanted him at Chelsea
However, Everton’s stance could well change this summer, with United and Spurs appearing to be the frontrunners.
Wayne Rooney’s potential return to his boyhood club may help sweeten a deal too.
It is said discussions could be held over the coming months about a swap deal involving No10s Rooney and Barkley.
Everton would still be able to command a big fee too, despite Rooney’s high-caliber and Barkley’s shortening contract.