Ross Barkley is “expected” to join Tottenham in January, according to The Times.
The Everton midfielder is out of contract at the end of the season and very nearly left Goodison Park on deadline day.
It is believed Barkley pulled out of a last minute deal to join Chelsea as he wants to assess his options in January.
The 23-year-old had been heavily linked with Spurs, and Mauricio Pochettino is expected to move for him again after Christmas.
Although there’s a good chance this will happen, I don’t think we can be 100% sure from one article in The Times.
The story is about Ronald Koeman’s failings at Everton – it’s not a specific report on Barkley joining Tottenham.
That said, the fact he rejected Chelsea suggests Spurs’ interest is real. Of course, there’s a good chance Everton will try to keep him given their current form.
I expect this story will intensify as January approaches. Until then, it’s a tad speculative to say a deal is done.