By Harvey Byrne

Tottenham will head the queue for dazzling Everton attacker Ross Barkley in January alongside London rivals and Premier League giants Chelsea, according to a report.

The Times have claimed via their website that the 23-year-old will be available at a bargain fee in January with his contract then entering into it’s final six months and both Spurs and the Blues are plotting moves.

The English attacker is said to have went as far as to travel to Chelsea on deadline day after a £35million deal was agreed between Antonio Conte’s side and the Toffees.

However, the player opted against the switch and is now reported to reconsider his options once he returns from a hamstring injury, which is expected to keep him out for the next few months.

It is claimed that Tottenham themselves did not make a bid for Barkley, despite Everton anticipating one, but with the 22-time capped England international’s price tag now set to decrease it is detailed they could make a firm move in January.

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Football Insider verdict:

Barkley has been linked with a move to Tottenham for well over half a year now and it now seems likely to be a case of when Spurs feel they can strike the right deal. Everton were quoting an astronomical price in the summer for their youth graduate, which only Chelsea were willing to pay. However, the power is now switching to the buying club due to Barkley’s contract situation and it seems to be a real possibility that he will at least be unveiled with a Spurs shirt in January.

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