Ross Barkley never underwent Chelsea medical
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.