Man United and Tottenham interested in signing 23-year-old, club to sell him – report

Manchester United and Tottenham are both interested in signing Ross Barkley from Everton this summer, say reports

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Both Manchester United and Tottenham are interested in signing Ross Barkley from Everton this summer, according to reports in the British media.

The Guardian is reporting that both Premier League clubs are keeping tabs on the England midfielder’s situation after it was made clear that Everton want to sell the 23-year-old this summer.

The same story says that both the Red Devils and Spurs have been put “on alert” by Everton manager Ronald Koeman’s recent comments suggesting that Barkley’s future lies elsewhere.

The article claims that Tottenham have held a long-term interest in signing Barkley as Spurs look to strengthen their squad ahead of their return to the Champions League next season.

The story also suggests that Barkley himself would be open to a move to Manchester United this summer as Jose Mourinho searches for his third signing.

However, it is claimed that Manchester United’s interest in Barkley is not thought to be as strong as Tottenham’s.

The story also credits Arsenal with an interest in signing the England international, who is thought to have turned down the offer of a new lucrative contract at Everton.

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