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Ross Barkley never underwent Chelsea medical

Ross Barkley never underwent Chelsea medical

Barkley had no Chelsea medical
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Everton midfielder Ross Barkley did not have a medical test with Premier League champions Chelsea, as earlier stated by Toffees owner Farhad Moshiri.

The England international had agreed personal terms over a potential £35m move to Chelsea, but the deal broke down at the final hurdle.

Shortly after, Toffees' majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri revealed that the attacker had a change of thought following a medical, and he will stay put in Merseyside for the 'time being'.

However, according to Sky Sports News, a source close to Barkley has revealed that he never underwent a medical with Antonio Conte's side.

Barkley was also the subject of interest from Blues' rivals Tottenham Hotspur, but they backed down from a move due to his £35m valuation.

Everton have spent more than £120m on eight players during this summer's transfer window, and Barkley may have been convinced by their recent project.

Barkley is unlikely to be fit until December due to a hamstring injury sustained in Toffees training midway through August.