Chelsea were reeling on Thursday night after their £35million move for Ross Barkley crumbled at last.
The Premier champions, who likewise lost Swansea striker Fernando Llorente to Tottenham, had concurred an arrangement with Everton for Ross Barkley in the hours prior to the 11pm transfer due date and the midfielder ventured out to London.
Ross Barkley, who has likewise been the subject of enthusiasm from Spurs, concurred individual terms and it was asserted he had taken medical before he went icy on moving to Stamford Bridge.
Sources near the England worldwide demand he never went far to taking a medicaland needs to consider his position in January, when he will have a half year left on his contract.
Chelsea will hope to revive a move at a lower cost yet there is no assurance he will need to move to Stamford Bridge, especially with Tottenham having sought after him all late summer and Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino being a firm admirer of the 23-year-old.
Barkley endured hamstring damage two weeks prior and will be out until November.
Addressing Sky Sports News, Everton dominant shareholder Farhad Moshiri stated: ‘The two clubs concurred an arrangement of £35m.
‘I think individual terms were concurred and after the medicals, we got notification from his agent that Ross altered his opinion and needed to reevaluate his position in January.
‘It is a major amazement however that is football.’