Date: 4th January 2018 at 6:57pm
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Everton FC are preparing for life without England sensation Ross Barkley, as Club manager Sam Allardyce has stated that the Toffees’ are “resigned to losing him.”

Speaking in a press conference quoted by the Liverpool Echo, Allardyce stated “I think that we are resigned and the club was resigned before I got here that we’re going to lose Ross and I can’t see that changing,

“I expect there would be some interest some time in this window if there’s going to be any interest from one of the big boys.”

Barkley hasn’t played since May 2017 but as the 24-year-old nears full fitness, speculation has once again begun as to whether or not Barkley will remain a Toffee.

As was the case last season, it is reported by The Evening Standard that Chelsea and Tottenham will battle it out for the signature of the talented midfielder.

Chelsea came closet with a reported £35-million deal falling through at the last minute.

Allardyce does not want to lose the Englishman however, stating that he wishes he had regained full fitness weeks ago,

“I’d like him two weeks ago” the Everton manager joked, before admitting that Barkley has rejoined first team training.

In other Everton transfer news, one attacking player could be allowed to leave Goodison Park if the price is right.

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