Chelsea have been told a British record £60million transfer fee will get Ross Barkley signed up.
The Blues are eager to sign the talented midfielder from Everton but the Manchester Evening News reports that they will have to stump up the massive aforementioned fee to do so.
Toffees boss Roberto Martinez has stated that Barkley will not be leaving Goodison Park anytime soon.
However, a source close to the MEN suggested that perhaps the young gun may be considering a potential future exit as Wayne Rooney did back in 2004.
“Its a Wayne Rooney situation all over again. Yet another player has comes through the brilliant academy set up at Goodison who so called bigger clubs are desperate to get their hands on,” the source reportedly said.
“Ross Barkley is Everton through and through and flourishing under Roberto Martinez.
“However, he is ambitious and wants to be at a club on the biggest stage.”