Updates on Tottenham's attempts to sign Everton's Ross Barkley


Tottenham Hotspur are preparing another push to sign Everton midfielder Ross Barkley.

Barkley has impressed for Everton with 21 goals and 21 assists in 150 league appearances for the club though, and so it remains to be seen whether or not a deal can be struck between the two parties as Everton look to continue their big spending this summer too.

There is no way Spurs are paying Ross 120k a week.

The 23-year-old has now entered the final 12 months of his contract and is said to have rejected fresh terms of approximately £100,000-per-week ($130,000).

Barkley seems like the kind of character that requires an arm around the shoulder to play well and Pochettino, while tough and ruthless when he wants to be, would be the flawless manager to extract his talent through shrewd man management skills.

Barkley has been highly-rated ever since bursting onto the scene during the 2013-14 Premier League season but he has been accused of inconsistency over the past few years and has failed to make any real impact with the England national team. Spurs are willing to pay between 25 and 30 million pounds.

However Tottenham are now unwilling to sanction a deal beyond £30m for the 23-year-old, who was regularly challenged by Ronald Koeman last season. They are likely to compromise with Spurs in the coming weeks.

However, the report details that both sides are keen on a deal as the Toffees try to cash in on a player who has just one year remaining on his contract at Goodison Park.

Tottenham have always been mentioned in connection with Barkley, although until now appear to have been put off by his hefty £50m valuation.

Manager Ronald Koeman, who wants to sign Gylfi Sigurdsson from Swansea City, previously stated that the player would need to agree an extension before the end of the 2016-17 season or else be sold.