As per The Telegraph, Tottenham have been handed a huge boost in their pursuit of Everton midfielder Ross Barkley, as they could likely get him for £25million.
The North Londoners had made the England international one of their priority targets since the end of last season, but baulked at Everton’s £50million asking price.
However, with transfer deadline day fast approaching, the Toffees want to get a quick deal done for their wantaway star, and could now let him leave for a cut-price.
While Chelsea, another strong suitor, could prove to be a stubborn hurdle to cross for Spurs, Barkley’s £100,000-a-week wages demand is also another hitch they could encounter.
However, if they do manage to convince the 23-year-old to join in the end, it could be the shrewdest piece of business they would have ever done.
Barkley has the potential to take his career to the next level at Tottenham under manager Mauricio Pochettino, and he could turn out to be the missing piece of the jigsaw needed to make them Premier League champions.