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Everton’s Ross Barkley denies having deadline-day medical at Chelsea

• ‘I did not undertake a medical with any club at any point’
• Barkley to ‘assess all my options in January when fully fit’

Ross Barkley has denied undergoing a medical with Chelsea on transfer deadline day. The Everton midfielder was reported to have travelled to London on Thursday to be assessed by the Premier League champions.

The 23-year-old England international took to social media on Saturday to insist that was not the case.

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Chelsea to target Llorente, Barkley and Drinkwater on deadline day

• Antonio Conte frustrated at lack of progress with new additions
• Chelsea still in talks with Atlético Madrid over Diego Costa

Chelsea go into the final day of the transfer window frantically pursuing at least three deals to satisfy Antonio Conte, while also seeking to finalise Diego Costa’s sale to Atlético Madrid.

Conte has cut a frustrated figure at the sluggish nature of the Premier League champions’ recruitment this summer and will expect a trio of arrivals at the very least before the 11pm cut-off. Likeliest of those to be secured is the Spain forward Fernando Llorente, who is expected to complete a £15m move from Swansea if Paul Clement’s team secure a replacement. Swansea have a agreed deal in principle to re-sign Wilfried Bony, out of favour at Manchester City.

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Chelsea close in on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and chase Ross Barkley

• Champions ready to take Arsenal midfielder across London for £35m
• Club to battle Spurs for Barkley and also target Danny Drinkwater

Chelsea are increasingly confident they will secure Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from Arsenal before the closure of the transfer window and hope to speak to Everton over the potential purchase of Ross Barkley after Sunday’s meeting between the sides at Stamford Bridge.

The pair could yet be joined by another England international, Leicester City’s Danny Drinkwater, as the champions seek to satisfy Antonio Conte and bolster his senior options before Thursday night’s deadline. Oxlade-Chamberlain, who has entered the final 12 months of his contract, has been offered new terms by Arsenal but is understood to have made clear his desire to depart for a fresh challenge after six years at the club.

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Everton will hold out for £30m for Ross Barkley, says Ronald Koeman

• Koeman wants full value of £30m for Ross Barkley if offers come in
• Paul Clement calls on Swansea and Everton to agree fee for Gylfi Sigurdsson

Ronald Koeman has told Ross Barkley’s suitors – including Tottenham Hotspur – that Everton will not accept a below-market offer for the England international towards the end of the transfer window.

Everton have yet to receive any bids for their homegrown midfielder despite him entering the final year of his contract and refusing to sign a new deal. However Spurs are expected to move for the 23-year-old, who has also been linked with Chelsea, with reports this week claiming their chairman, Daniel Levy, is prepared to pay £25m.

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Ross Barkley wants new challenge and will leave Everton, says Ronald Koeman

• Manager says Barkley ‘is not in Everton’s future’ and will be sold
• Midfielder has confirmed he will not sign new contract, Koeman says

Ross Barkley has signalled the end of his Everton career by informing Ronald Koeman that he will not sign a new contract and “is looking for a new challenge”.

The Everton manager has expected Barkley to leave his boyhood club since the end of last season when the midfielder failed to respond to an ultimatum to sign an extended deal. Koeman went further on Wednesday when he confirmed there was no way back for the 23-year-old at Everton and he fully expects the England international to be sold.

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Everton suffer double injury blow to Ross Barkley and Ramiro Funes Mori

• Tottenham target Barkley to miss four weeks following groin surgery
• Defender Funes Mori out for ‘six to nine months’ with knee injury

Ross Barkley will miss the start of the season after undergoing surgery on a groin problem that has curtailed his pre-season with Everton. His team-mate Ramiro Funes Mori, meanwhile, could miss the bulk of the new campaign owing to complications in his recovery from a knee operation.

Barkley has missed Everton’s trips to Tanzania and the Netherlands and is expected to be sidelined for four weeks. The midfielder will miss the club’s Europa League third-round qualifier plus the Premier League opener against Stoke City, though whether he would have featured in Ronald Koeman’s plans is doubtful given the stand-off over his new contract.

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Everton suffer double injury blow to Ross Barkley and Ramiro Funes Mori

• Tottenham target Barkley to miss four weeks following groin surgery
• Defender Funes Mori out for ‘six to nine months’ with knee injury

Ross Barkley will miss the start of the season after undergoing surgery on a groin problem that has curtailed his pre-season with Everton. His team-mate Ramiro Funes Mori, meanwhile, could miss the bulk of the new campaign owing to complications in his recovery from a knee operation.

Barkley has missed Everton’s trips to Tanzania and the Netherlands and is expected to be sidelined for four weeks. The midfielder will miss the club’s Europa League third-round qualifier plus the Premier League opener against Stoke City, though whether he would have featured in Ronald Koeman’s plans is doubtful given the stand-off over his new contract.

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Everton head to Netherlands without Ross Barkley for pre-season trip

• Barkley has not recovered from a groin injury
• Everton sign defender Cuco Martina on a free transfer

Ross Barkley will miss Everton’s second overseas trip of pre-season having failed to recover from a groin problem in time for the squad’s departure for the Netherlands.

The Everton midfielder, who could leave Goodison Park after failing to sign a contract extension, was again the notable absentee when Ronald Koeman’s 25-man squad flew to Enschede on Monday. The 23-year-old has been linked with Tottenham Hotspur and several other Premier League clubs having entered the final 12 months of his contract, although Everton insist the player’s absence is because of a groin injury that has required treatment and forced him to miss the visit to Tanzania last week.

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Ronald Koeman ‘not confident’ Ross Barkley will stay at Everton next season

• Midfielder has yet to inform manager if he will sign new contract
• Koeman: We need an answer after the weekend

Everton boss Ronald Koeman is not confident Ross Barkley will stay with the club but is “not worried” about the situation.

Koeman says the Toffees are looking for players who operate in Barkley’s position irrespective of whether or not the 23-year-old midfielder signs a new deal, with his current contract expiring in the summer of 2018.

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Ronald Koeman raises doubts over Ross Barkley’s future at Everton

• ‘It’s his responsibility and also of his agent to say yes or no,’ says manager
• Watford game on Friday could be player’s last Everton appearance at Goodison

Ross Barkley has been told by Ronald Koeman he has a responsibility to inform Everton whether he intends to sign a new contract and that the club’s offer is non-negotiable.

The midfielder has yet to commit to his boyhood club despite being in talks over a new deal for months and receiving an ultimatum from Koeman to decide his future by the end of this season. Everton host Watford on Friday, in what may prove to be Barkley’s final appearance for the club at Goodison Park, before ending the campaign at Arsenal a week on Sunday, but no resolution to the stand-off is in sight.

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Everton’s stand-off with Ross Barkley likely to run into the close-season

• Boyhood Evertonian understood to be undecided over his future
• Ronald Koeman wants the answer to plan summer spending

The standoff over Ross Barkley’s new contract at Everton is not expected to be resolved before the end of the season, despite the ultimatum set by Ronald Koeman.

Everton’s manager has made it clear he is prepared to sell the England international this summer should he fail to sign the deal that has been on the table for several months. Koeman has also stated that the club require a final decision from Barkley by the end of this season as they need clarification before starting their summer spending. They are reluctant to let the 23-year-old enter the final 12 months of his current deal.

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Everton’s stand-off with Ross Barkley likely to run into the close-season

• Boyhood Evertonian understood to be undecided over his future
• Ronald Koeman wants the answer to plan summer spending

The standoff over Ross Barkley’s new contract at Everton is not expected to be resolved before the end of the season, despite the ultimatum set by Ronald Koeman.

Everton’s manager has made it clear he is prepared to sell the England international this summer should he fail to sign the deal that has been on the table for several months. Koeman has also stated that the club require a final decision from Barkley by the end of this season as they need clarification before starting their summer spending. They are reluctant to let the 23-year-old enter the final 12 months of his current deal.

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Police investigate racial hate complaint over Kelvin MacKenzie Sun column on Ross Barkley

Police investigating column that compared Everton footballer Ross Barkley, who was punched in a nightclub, to a gorillaThe Sun has suspended Kelvin MacKenzie after Merseyside police said they were investigating a column in which he compared the footbal…

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Ronald Koeman says bar attack will not make Ross Barkley leave Everton

• England midfielder was punched in the face in a bar in Liverpool on Monday
• Manager wants answer from player on new contract by end of season

Ronald Koeman does not believe Ross Barkley will consider leaving Everton as a consequence of being attacked in Liverpool city centre but has told the midfielder to decide his future by the end of the season.

Related: Everton’s Ross Barkley reports for training despite attack in city-centre bar

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Ronald Koeman says bar attack will not make Ross Barkley leave Everton

• England midfielder was punched in the face in a bar in Liverpool on Monday
• Manager wants answer from player on new contract by end of season

Ronald Koeman does not believe Ross Barkley will consider leaving Everton as a consequence of being attacked in Liverpool city centre but has told the midfielder to decide his future by the end of the season.

Related: Everton’s Ross Barkley reports for training despite attack in city-centre bar

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Everton’s Ross Barkley reports for training despite attack in city-centre bar

• Midfielder was not concussed and is available for Burnley game
• Merseyside Police investigating video footage which emerged online

Ross Barkley escaped serious injury and trained as normal with Everton on Monday after being attacked in a Liverpool city centre bar following the team’s win over Leicester City on Sunday.

Merseyside police is investigating video footage from Santa Chupitos cocktail bar that shows Barkley being punched in the face during the early hours of Monday morning. The England midfielder can be seen on CCTV talking to an unidentified man who suddenly launches an unprovoked attack, flooring Barkley with one of several punches aimed at the Everton player before being dragged away.

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Dejan Lovren angered by Ross Barkley’s refusal to apologise for derby foul

• ‘It will be headlines if I show you my leg,’ says Liverpool defender
• Sadio Mané a doubt for midweek visit of Bournemouth

Dejan Lovren has criticised Ross Barkley for not apologising for his dangerous foul in the Merseyside derby and claimed injuries had cost Liverpool the chance to win the Premier League title.

The Croatia defender was on the receiving end of a dreadful challenge from the Everton midfielder on Saturday as Liverpool strengthened their Champions League claims with another comfortable win against their local rivals at Anfield. Barkley was booked by the referee, Anthony Taylor, over the incident but could easily have seen red having committed several offences in the first half alone. He also escaped a second yellow card after the interval for a dive during a torrid afternoon for the England international and Everton.

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Liverpool’s bench was trying to get Ross Barkley sent off, says Ronald Koeman

• Everton manager accuses Liverpool assistant of ‘over-reacting’
• Koeman admits Barkley could have received two yellow cards

Ronald Koeman, the Everton manager, agreed Ross Barkley was lucky to stay on the pitch in the Merseyside derby after two fouls in the first half that could have produced two yellow cards and accused the Liverpool bench of trying to get his midfielder sent off.

The Everton player was spoken to after a heavy challenge on Emre Can in the opening minutes of Liverpool’s 3-1 victory, two minutes before Sadio Mané opened the scoring. A clearly frustrated Barkley then picked up his first caution for an over-the-top tackle that hurt Dejan Lovren and might have brought a red card.

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Rejuvenated Ross Barkley reaps benefits of Everton’s midfield makeover

England recall is on the cards for the midfielder after a recent upturn in form following Ronald Koeman’s reshaping of his side

Sometimes managers confound stereotypes. Tony Pulis brought up 300 Premier League matches in charge by belying his image as one of the game’s great puritans to eulogise about a flair player.

Sometimes praise comes from unexpected quarters. Ross Barkley had spent much of the season as the recipient of managerial criticism. After he helped outclass West Bromwich Albion in a 3-0 win for Everton, the player found his fan club had swelled to include both Pulis and Ronald Koeman, who traded tributes.

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Everton’s Ronald Koeman cannot avoid persistent Ross Barkley quandary

The Everton manager is reluctant to discuss his midfielder but concedes he is unsure if the 23-year-old will ever become the player many hoped he would

Ronald Koeman rolled his eyes when the subject cropped up but Everton’s performance in the Merseyside derby on Monday ensured there was no avoiding a repeat of the question. Namely, will the potential of Ross Barkley morph into the consistent performer David Moyes and Roberto Martínez believed he could be? “I am not sure,” Everton manager’s said. “I am not sure.” The honest appraisal may not sit comfortably with Barkley but represents a fair gauge of the midfielder’s predicament at Goodison Park.

Related: Ronald Koeman says keeping Romelu Lukaku will show Everton’s intent

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