Having opted not to pen a new deal with Everton, despite an offer of a contract worth £100,000-a-week on the table, it's clear that Barkley intends on moving on this summer but there is seemingly a long way to go between what Everton want and what Tottenham will offer.
Tottenham have been linked with a move for the England worldwide over the last few weeks.
Do Tottenham need him?
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has told chief Daniel Levy the 23-year-old Scouser is his top summer target to help mount a title challenge this season. He really hasn't improved that much since breaking into the Everton first team in the 2013-14 season.
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Swansea are holding out for 50 million pounds to sell Gylfi, who left White Hart Lane just before Mauricio Pochettino arrived. In a nutshell, it is hard to see where Barkley would fit in. They have already brought in Wayne Rooney and Davy Klaassen as Koeman strives to add "more productivity" to his line-up.
The England worldwide is highly rated and was on fine form last season, scoring nine goals and well as supplying nine assists.
Which could also delay the Ross Barkley to Tottenham transfer.
"To come back here and try to help with that was ideal for me".
According to reports, Tottenham are set to step up their interest in signing Ross Barkley from Everton as the Toffees are now prepared to reach a compromise.
Everton are unlikely to come down on their asking price despite the fact Barkley is keen on a move to London.