Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley has moved above the ranks in recent weeks and according to TEAMtalk, these performances have impressed several managers which is why as many as four clubs want to sign him during the January transfer window.
Newcastle United’s new owners seem to be really fond of Barkley and they are planning to make a move for him, possibly on a loan deal with an option to buy.
Apart from the Magpies, Leeds United and Everton are also interested in the 27-year-old while Burnley are also planning to reignite their interest in him.
Burnley had tried really hard to sign Ross Barkley last summer but they failed to get the deal done in time. But by the looks of it they have certainly not given up.
Will Thomas Tuchel let Ross Barkley leave?
Ross Barkley was supposed to be a bench warmer this season but over the past three matches, the midfielder has seen a lot of game time.
Chelsea are deciding whether to let Ross Barkley leave in the January transfer window, with Leeds, Newcastle, and Everton keen.
Barkley believes he can still play his way into the England team this summer.
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Ideally, Thomas Tuchel should not have any problems in letting Ross Barkley move out but since Kante has been in and out with injury, it will not be a bad idea for the manager to hold onto him till the end of the season. Also, Mateo Kovacic is currently out with an injury and he may take some time before he can regain his top form.
Barkley can certainly chip with some performances here and there and since Chelsea are attacking on all fronts, the manager can certainly use the extra depth.
Which club will get their hands on Ross Barkley?
Tuchel can hold onto Ross Barkley but if he does decide to send him out then Everton are the most likely to get their hands on him.
The 27-year-old is a product of the Everton youth academy so he will have a soft spot for that club. Plus, Goodison Park is the best club for him to get minutes under his belt and at the same time try and fight for the top six.
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Newcastle United might have money to spend but they are 19th on the league table while Leeds United are 15th just three points above the relegation zone.
Burnley are also sitting in the relegation zone and since Ross Barkley wants to take a final shot at being selected for the 2022 World Cup, he will have to choose Everton over the other clubs since playing amidst a more competitive side will give him more brownie points when Southgate makes his team selection.