Wayne Rooney wants Ross Barkley to stay at Everton

Over the last few months, Tottenham Hotspur have appeared to be the only real contenders for Ross Barkley after the player informed Everton that he would not be signing a new deal.

Will Spurs sign Ross Barkley?

The England worldwide has a year left on his current deal and boss Ronald Koeman’s pleas for the gifted midfielder to sign a new deal seem to have fallen on deaf ears.

The 23-year-old ticks plenty of boxes for Mauricio Pochettino.

Rooney, who like Barkley came through the club’s esteemed academy, doesn’t want to see his fellow Liverpudlian leave as he feels there’s a part for him to play in what the Toffees want to achieve. “I’ll be trying to help the young lads to get the best out of them”.

The Toffees know the clock is ticking on Spurs deadline of next Wednesday when they depart for their pre-season tour of the USA and will test Levy’s nerve and hold out for what they want. However, the catch remains that notoriously tight-fisted Daniel Levy does not want to pay the £50m price tag that Everton have slapped on the player and want him for £30m instead.

Wayne Rooney says that he wants Ross Barkley to be a part of a rejuvenated Everton’s plans to crack the top four, amid ongoing links with the Goodison Park exit. Everton would rather cash in on Barkley now than risk losing him for training compensation next summer.

Swansea are holding out for 50 million pounds to sell Gylfi, who left White Hart Lane just before Mauricio Pochettino arrived.