Tiemoué Bakayoko might be on his escape of Chelsea prior to the summer season transfer window shuts as he’s surplus to requirements and has interest from Olympique Lyonnais, however the 26-year-old isn’t the only Blues midfielder with an unsure future.
Ross Barkley discovers himself in a comparable circumstance as the French worldwide as he’s gone back to Chelsea following a loan spell away and doesn’t seem in Thomas Tuchel’s strategies. Whether Chelsea can discover a suitor for the 27-year-old stays to be seen, nevertheless, as he’s had problem with disparity for many years.
Barkley signed up with Chelsea on a five-year offer from Everton in January 2018 and has actually gone on to make 86 looks in all competitors, scoring 11 objectives with 11 helps. The England worldwide had a hard time for consistency at Chelsea, nevertheless, and no longer commands a beginning location.
He’s presently behind Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Mason Mount in the midfield chain of command and was lent out to Aston Vacation home last season to get first-team football. Barkley’s time in the Midlands ended severely, nevertheless, so his stock is low today.
Barkley has actually made just 3 looks for Chelsea because the start of last season and was neglected of the matchday team in Wednesday’s Super Cup win over Villarreal, so it’s tough to see him including under Tuchel this season.
Chelsea may have a hard time to discover a suitor happy to pay up to £40m for an out-of-form midfielder making £96k-per-week/£5m-a-year, nevertheless, so they might need to reduce their needs – interest from Newcastle and West Ham didn’t go anywhere.
Statistics from Transfermarkt.
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