After turning down a possible move away from Goodison Park in August, Everton midfielder Ross Barkley is set for a move to Stamford Bridge with reports linking him to having a medical at Chelsea are making headlines.
Everton manager Sam Allardyce has revealed that his club are expecting to receive a bid for Ross Barkley this month and concedes that they are destined to lose the England global.
Chelsea have been heavily linked with England global and Everton star Ross Barkley for quite some time and the latest reports are very positive for the Blues.
It remains to be seen if Chelsea's willingness to capture Barkley sparks Tottenham into life but Blues boss Conte is intent on strengthening his ranks, with a move for West Ham United forward Andy Carroll also under consideration.
Chelsea To Complete £15m Signing Of Ross Barkley
He said in his press conference, "I would expect there would be sometime in this window if there is going to be any interest from some of the big boys".
That delay looks likely to cost Barkley's boyhood club £20m in transfer revenue although Everton risk losing the England global for nothing in the summer and will reluctantly accept a cut-price move.
It is claimed that we are prepared to pay £15M in exchange for the 24-year-old, whose contract with the Toffees comes to an end in the summer.
Spurs subsequently pulled their interest due to what they considered an outrageous demand, leaving Chelsea to land the midfielder at the second attempt. Manager Antonio Conte has revealed that Chelsea are aiming to add more players for their undersized squad because the club are still competing on all four fronts.