Ross Barkley could be out of action for up to six weeks after suffering a torn hamstring, according to talkSPORT, throwing his potential move to Tottenham into doubt.
Everton are yet to reveal the extent of Barkley’s injury, which he suffered at the club’s Finch Farm training ground.
The 23-year-old had just returned to action following groin surgery, so his latest injury will come as a particularly big personal blow.
Last month, Ronald Koeman claimed Barkley is almost certain to leave Goodison Park by the close of the summer transfer window.
Not long after those claims the Everton boss backtracked a little, suggesting the midfielder could still play a part for the Toffees this season.
Spurs are believed to be waiting until late in the window to make their move in the hope they can sign Barkley for far less than Everton’s £50 million valuation.
Barkley has just 12 months remaining on his current contract, and Tottenham believe they can get him for around £25m.