Ross Barkley may make a shocking late move to Old Trafford, if feelers around Old Trafford are to be believed.
Everton have all but given up on the England international signing a new deal at Goodison Park as it appears he truly wants to play for a Champions League club.
Barkley has not travelled with the Toffees for preseason as he is recovering from a groin injury.
Tottenham Hotspur, who have been his biggest admirers, have pulled out of the deal after Everton refused to cave in on their £50 million demand despite the player having just one year left on his current deal. The Lilywhites value Barkley at £25 million, an amount that Everton would not consider at the moment.
However, with Everton actively pursuing a deal for Swansea’s Gylfi Sigurdson, it is believed that they would accept around £20 million when the transfer window nears closing as they would not want to lose a player of his calibre for free.
Mourinho has instructed his club to keep watching the midfielder as he would be a valuable addition to his midfield.